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Tutors needed to help adults in S.Side


Last updated 9/7/2015 at 6:09pm

Goodwill needs volunteer tutors to help adults learn to read, improve math skills, prepare for GED testing, and learn English as a second language.

Goodwill’s greatest current need is for tutors at its South Side classroom location, however there is also a need at five other locations – downtown Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville, McKeesport, McKees Rocks, and North Side. Goodwill offers morning, afternoon and evening adult education classes.

“About 13 percent of the adult population in Allegheny County is illiterate,” said Jen Hemme, tutoring program administrator at Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania. “We need more tutors to teach Goodwill’s education programs that help people learn the skills they need to improve their quality of life.”

Volunteer tutors must have a Bachelor’s degree and ability to pass child abuse and criminal background checks.” A minimum of three hours per week is required, with a one-year commitment.

“We’re looking for giving people who enjoy using their time and talents to help others,” Ms. Hemme said. “Goodwill tutors work with instructors and other volunteers who genuinely care about the progress of each student.”

For more information about tutoring opportunities with the Goodwill Literacy Initiative, visit:, or contact Jen Hemme at 412-632-1855 or


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