Southwest Valley Literacy Association

Southwest Valley Literacy Association has been training tutors to teach English literacy and matching them with eager adults for 40 years! It is so rewarding for volunteer tutors to see students gain self-worth and pride and become actively involved in their family and community.

The demand for tutors continues to grow as more non-English speaking adults from Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Avondale, Tolleson and Buckeye discover our literacy program. Consider becoming a “hero” to one of our adult learners today.


Become a Tutor

There are numerous ways to support literacy. If tutoring isn’t an option for you at this time, Southwest Valley Literacy has other opportunities for you to help fulfill our mission to support adult literacy in the West Valley. 

We welcome all adult students regardless of race, gender, or ethnic background who desire to improve their skills of reading, writing, and speaking English. Students are "pre-tested" either orally or in writing to determine their learning level. Students of the same level are matched with a tutor in small group classes. 
To change someone’s life, it is not necessary to speak, read and write a language other than English to become a tutor. The workshop will prepare you to tutor an adult student regardless of their native language. All tutoring lessons are conducted in English.

Teach Someone to Read. It Lasts a Lifetime.