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Volunteer Tutoring Program

The Volunteer Tutoring Program matches UW–Madison employees with volunteer tutors.

Volunteer tutors help UW employees with individual learning goals. For example:

  • practice English conversation and pronunciation
  • improve reading and writing skills
  • understand UW–Madison and U.S. culture
  • feel comfortable with basic computer skills

Tutors can be UW employees, students, or community members. All tutors receive free online tutor training through ProLiteracy.

Tutors are matched with employees based on schedule, location, employee goals, and learning preferences.

If you have questions, contact Jzong Thao at 608-263-2217 or

I want a tutor

I want to be a tutor

Become a Tutor!

As a volunteer tutor, you can help UW–Madison employees improve English conversation, reading, writing, and other basic literacy skills.

Cultural Linguistic Services offers free tutor training and flexible meeting schedules and locations. Complete an application or contact Jzong Thao at

Volunteer to Tutor a UW–Madison Employee: Informational Sessions

Volunteer to Tutor a UW–Madison Employee: Informational Sessions

If you are considering becoming a volunteer tutor, we invite you to attend a one-hour, online informational session. Learn what is involved in becoming a tutor and how you can help UW–Madison employees or J-1 visiting scholars with their learning goals.

Sessions are free and advance registration is not required. There is no obligation to volunteer after attending a session. Use the Zoom meeting link provided to join us, or join on your mobile phone using the following information:

Meeting ID: 935 4766 5341
Passcode: 792488
One tap mobile: +13126266799, 93547665341#, 792488#+US (Chicago)

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
2:00 ‒ 3:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
1:00 ‒ 2:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Thursday, January 25, 2024
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Online via Zoom

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