Become a Tutor

We are always looking for people who are interested in helping adult learners build their foundational skills in:

  • Adult Literacy
  • Math and Numeracy
  • English Language Learning
  • Basic Digital Skills
  • GED Prep / Return to Learning

The CALP staff at NorQuest supports tutors with training, teaching materials, and ongoing coaching and mentorship.

How to become a volunteer tutor:


Step 1: Read the Volunteer Tutor Position Description and the Volunteer Tutor Agreement.

Step 2: Complete the online Volunteer Tutor Matching Survey.

Step 3: CALP staff at NorQuest will arrange a time to meet with you.

We will talk about what your areas of interest and knowledge are, your availability, and your personal preferences for making a good match. When we mutually agree that joining our volunteer program will be a good fit, we will review the position description, volunteer agreement and shared expectations together.

Step 4: Orientation

The CALP at NorQuest will provide an orientation session with information about the Community Adult Learning Program at NorQuest College, our philosophies around adult foundational learning, mutual expectations and desired outcomes for you, the learners you will support, and the CALP program.

Step 5: Training and Support

The CALP staff will work with you to create your own training plan, to set you up for success in your role as a tutor. This may include self-study, online learning or participation in one or more of the many professional learning opportunities made available through the provincial CALP system.

Step 6: Making a Match

Based on your strengths, goals and interests, the CALP staff at NorQuest will match you will an individual adult learner or a small group for tutoring in one or more subject areas. We may also decide that you are best suited to teach a course or facilitate learning opportunities online or in a classroom setting.

Sign up to be a tutor

We are always looking for people who are interested in helping adult learners