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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it free?

Yes, the Yolo Reads program is a free one-on-one tutoring service. Materials, such as workbooks, are provided for free as well.

Can the tutor come to my house?

No, the tutoring sessions are preferably done in the Yolo County Library closest to you (West Sacramento, Davis, Clarksburg, Knights Landing, Yolo, Winters, or Esparto). Tutoring sessions must be held in a public place. Some of our tutors meet with their students at local coffee shops, bookstores, and community centers.

Can I get tutoring for my children?

Yolo Reads is an Adult & Family Literacy program. You must be 18 or older or 16 and not in school. These are set guidelines set in place by our funders. If you do not fit the Yolo Reads program, we can help you find another resource that better fits your needs.

When are tutor trainings?

Tutor orientations are held about every 3 months. There is a lot of information about the California State Library Literacy Programs at http://www.libraryliteracy.org/about/als/index.html.

How long do I have to wait to be matched (learner)?

We are always looking for more tutors. If you are a learner, you may have a short waiting period while we find a tutor for you. If you can be matched with a tutor in Davis or West Sacramento, you are likely to be matched within a couple months. If you are in a rural area, it may take quite a bit longer.

How long does it take to be matched (tutor)?

Most tutors get matched within the first month after they attend orientation. It may take longer to be matched if you have limited time availability and/or limited ability to travel. Schedules are a hard thing to work around - just remember that the more available you are the easier it will be to match you.