One-on-One Program

Please note: all services are currently being provided virtually with some potential exceptions. We will provide training prior to matching you with a tutor. Because we are meeting remotely, some of the details below are currently different. Reach out for more information!

The One-on-One Program is the Nashville Literacy Council’s primary mission.  In this program, we match one adult learner with one volunteer tutor based on schedule and location preference.

When? Where? Who do I help? How often? What’s my support?
You set a convenient, recurring time Any public location The same person each time, either a literacy or English learner Two or three hours a week for six months After training, the NALC staff will provide a guide at your first meeting

Time Commitment

One-on-One tutors meet with learners two to three hours per week. We suggest meeting two times a week for one and a half hours per session. Tutors are required to commit to meet with their learner for at least six months. This of course doesn’t mean that a week cannot be missed; we understand people go out of town and things come up.

Meeting Locations

All NALC tutoring must occur in a public place. Tutors and learners are both required to provide their own transportation to tutoring sessions. A tutor and learner may choose to socialize outside of their tutoring sessions. These occasions are independent of our program.

Training for Tutors

All tutors must attend training, regardless of background or experience. Upcoming training dates for the One-on-One Tutor program may be accessed HERE.              

For more information or to sign up, please call 615-298-8060 or email