Start Now

Please note: our Start Now Program is currently on hiatus. We are focusing on providing virtual English classes. Registration is open through September 7!

The Start Now Program is a tutoring program serving learners who are on a waiting list for the One-on-One Program. Start Now is a source of immediate but temporary instruction. Start Now tutors sign up for one-hour appointments as much or as little as they like.

When? Where? Who do I help? How often? How involved?
You set one-hour appointments during Start Now hours Our West Nashville or Antioch offices A different literacy or English learner each time As much or as little as is convenient The NALC staff will provide lesson plans

Tutor Expectations

Start Now tutors are asked to arrive at their appointments 10 to 15 minutes early to look over the lesson plan and materials. This time is particularly helpful when working with new books.

Start Now Hours

The Start Now Program is available at the NALC’s West Nashville and Antioch offices at the following times:
  • West Nashville Start Now Tuesday – Thursday | 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm Tuesday – Thursday | 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm
  • Antioch Start Now Monday – Thursday | 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm Monday – Thursday | 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm

Training Tutors

All tutors must attend training, regardless of background or experience. February and March have already been set.  You may access the tutor training schedule HERE.        

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