Become A Volunteer Tutor

Join our volunteer community and tutor a child.
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11 million kids under the age of 18 live in poverty.

Many families can’t afford or lack access to private tutoring, which can be $100 per hour! With academic support, these students can expand their opportunities and dream bigger dreams.

We don’t think a family’s income level should impact their child’s access to learning.
Why Learn To Be

Why Tutor With Learn To Be?

Tutoring is such a rewarding experience. You get to learn new things along the way and help out kids in need. It's a win-win!
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Positively Impact Someone’s Life

We believe that consistent, positive relationships have the power to change lives!  That’s why our tutors get to work 1-on-1 with the same student each week.

Accessible & Flexible

Our tutoring is 100% virtual, so geography, or lack of transportation is not a barrier providing more access to both our students and our tutors.

You set your own schedule. Tutor as many hours a week though we do ask you tutor a minimum of 1 hour per week.

You pick the subject and grade level you feel confident tutoring.
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It’s More Than School Credit

If you’re here because you need school credits, community service hours, or volunteer hours, we’ve got your back! But we can also help you develop leadership skills and the foundations of your career.

Grow Your Network

Meet and become buddies with NASA scientists, engineers, writers, historians, and industry leaders in our community of thousands of volunteers. Those who tutor with Learn To Be span all ages, demographics and industries!
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Stories From Our Tutors

I love tutoring at Learn To Be. We now have Zoom, with recordings, and we have messaging through the site. There is a streamlined process for making first appointments and weekly appointments. There is a consistent flow of new students. There is a neat, easy framework for finding out when students and tutors are available. I really appreciate all of these things, and I find it much easier to deal with administrative details than used to be the case. Thank you so much!
Reading Tutor
I am enjoying tutoring very much! Of course sometimes a student won't understand everything, but when you finally get to a point where the student is learning things a little bit quicker everyone is happy! I have two wonderful students who are very polite and kind... I really do appreciate everything you all do for our students. You guys put in a lot of work to make everyone feel safe and comfortable and it is very much appreciated!
Math Tutor
My tutoring experience has been great with no problems. Your team has been great at responding to my concerns and I'm enjoying my sessions with my students. Great work!
Math Tutor
I really liked how the training led us through the website and the portal, because I was having trouble understanding how to navigate the portal initially, so that was super helpful!
Writing Tutor
My student has great thoughts and ideas -- especially when we discuss the depths of short stories -- which is really helpful for me in understanding his strengths and weaknesses with reading and comprehension.
Reading Tutor
I loved seeing her face when she finally got a word that was hard for her at the beginning because she learned that she knew more than she had originally thought.
Reading Tutor
How It Works

One student. One tutor. Every week.

Select a student you think you can help. We'll provide you with everything you need to help your student be their best self at school!

Apply Online

Tell us more about your student so we can determine if Learn To Be is the right fit.

Find A Student

Search through student profiles to find the perfect fit for you based on your experience and schedule.


Meet with your student every week and help them unlock their potential!
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President's Volunteer Service Award

In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.

Learn To Be is an approved Certifying Organization.

Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

In 2023, Learn To Be has become a Federal Work Study Employer at numerous colleges around the country.
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Community Service & Validated Hours

Learn To Be provides data and validation of hours for volunteers across a wide array of programs. If you need to have your hours tracked and certified, we got your back!


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