13% of the adult population in Allegheny County (approximately 135,000 adults) is illiterate, meaning they cannot read, write or use basic math. The Goodwill Literacy Initiative is in need of tutors to teach Goodwill’s education programs that help people learn the skills they need to improve their quality of life. Help an adult in your community:

  • Learn to read
  • Improve reading comprehension
  • Improve math skills
  • Prepare for the GED® test
  • Learn English as a second language
  • Improve self-confidence

Tutoring sites

Sites have morning, afternoon and evening times. Please contact us for details.

  • Downtown Pittsburgh
  • Lawrenceville
  • McKeesport
  • McKees Rocks
  • North Side
  • South Side

Benefits of becoming a tutor

  • Working with instructors and other volunteers who genuinely care about the progress of each student
  • Opportunity to implement various teaching/learning techniques
  • Access to the latest up-to-date educational materials
  • Chance to explore career opportunities in Adult Education
  • Tutoring/Mentoring looks great on a resume
  • 20% discount at Goodwill SWPA retail stores
  • Access to free parking at some locations (Lawrenceville and South Side)

Tutors must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to pass background check (Act 33/34 clearances)
  • Minimum of three hours per week
  • One-year commitment

Tutor Newsletter

Click here to read the February - March newsletter.

Who to contact:

Phone: 412-632-1855
Email: tutor@goodwillswpa.org