Drop-In Tutoring for Adults
Milwaukee Public Library offers Drop-In Tutoring for adult learners. Tutors are available to help with literacy skills, such as reading, writing, math and studying for tests, including the GED. Tutoring is free and no appointment is needed-it is on a first come basis. This service is available at the Central Library and select branches. Locations, days and times vary. Locations listed in the Tutoring Help brochure (pictured below).
Tutoring Help - A resource guide to basic skills, computer skills and tutoring programs for youth and adults.
You can pick up a copy at any Milwaukee Public Library.
You can become a tutor for the Milwaukee Public Library!
If you would like to support adult learners looking to improve basic literacy and life skills, we encourage you to apply. No teaching experience required! The MPL Tutoring FAQ is below this section.
To become an MPL tutor, you can follow these four easy steps:
1. Complete an online or paper application here.
2. Complete this at-home training video (2-3 hours).
3. Once the application and training video are completed, please email the Tutor Coordinator at LibraryTutors@milwaukee.gov to confirm these steps are complete and to receive more information regarding becoming a tutor at MPL!
4. Come to an in-person orientation at the Central Library (1-2 hours, held bi-monthly). Times and dates will be emailed once the volunteer application and training video are complete.
MPL Tutoring FAQ
Becoming a Tutor - Becoming a tutor at MPL is as easy as 4 simple steps. A volunteer application is filled out. An at-home Prezi constitutes the majority of the training. The video, about 2 hours long, gives a general overview of tutoring, basic literacy, and ESL topics. After these steps are complete, please email the Tutor Coordinator to confirm these steps and interest in tutoring. The last step is to attend an in-person orientation at the Central Library for about 1-2 hours to go over the basics of tutoring and what to expect in the MPL Tutoring Program.
What to Expect as an MPL Tutor - MPL's Tutoring Program is a Drop-In Program, meaning it is first come, first served. There are no appointments and tutors are not matched with students. There is no MPL Tutoring Curriculum, and tutors help students with whatever their needs are that day. There are times when tutoring can be very slow (no students at all) and times when you may have more than one student at a time. This is discussed more at the in-person orientation.
MPL Tutor Program Basics - The MPL Tutoring Program is designed to help with math, reading, writing, grammar, studying for tests, basic life skills, computer skills, and so forth. While it is not a GED Preparation Program, tutors can be expected to help with the GED subjects and study for taking a test.
Time Commitment - MPL Tutors generally tutor 1 or 2 times per week for 2 hours at a time. Tutoring locations are dependent on where people wish to tutor.
Brainfuse is an online chat where you communicate with a tutor through typed messages. Seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., live tutors can assist you Help is available for all grades, from 1st grade to college-level coursework. Subjects range from basic reading and math to chemistry and calculus. Tutoring is available in English and Spanish. This service is available to City of Milwaukee residents with a valid library card. Brainfuse is generously sponsored by The Elizabeth J. Tellier Foundation.
A new GED Test and Comprehensive GED Program was launched January 2, 2014.
For assistance, please contact one of the GED testing sites listed below:
|Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W. State St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
|SDC Education Center
4041 N. Richards St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
|United Migrant Opportunity Services
2701 S. Chase Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
|YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
1915 N. Martin Luther King Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Visit the official GED testing site at www.MyGed.com. Please see your librarian for additional GED resources.