HELPS Tutor Trainings

Welcome to Our Volunteer Training Process

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a tutor! We are so looking forward to working with you. Your next step will be to complete a new tutor training.

During your training session, you will learn more about Helping Education and the Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) reading intervention.

Your 3.5 hour training session will prepare you to implement a year’s worth of the HELPS curriculum, guide you through the school district’s mandatory volunteer registration and background check process, and walk you through submitting  our tutoring availability form. This training can be completed at a set time via Zoom or at your own pace through an online Canvas course.

Thank you again for registering to join us to become trained in our tutoring curriculum!

Training Options

Please select the upcoming training option which best suits your needs.  A confirmation email will be sent to your preferred email within 24 business hours.

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Tutoring Opportunities

Trained tutors who have been approved as volunteers by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district can connect with us at any time to share their preferred tutoring hours. Our current and upcoming tutoring opportunities are available for review here.

  • Tutoring term: Summer 2024 (June 25 - August 15)
  • Tutoring mode: Virtual
  • Tutoring times: Tuesdays – Thursdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Tutoring commitment: One hour a week

With questions, please contact Sheila Causieestko, Recruitment & Outreach Specialist, at We are so glad to work with you to support literacy in Charlotte, NC.