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Learn About Being a Tutor

Commerce Public Library Literacy Services Volunteer Tutoring

(Adult Tutoring/CKR Program)

Q.      What are the benefits of tutoring?
A.     Becoming a volunteer tutor is a great way to give back to your community and it’s a great addition to your resume, and any scholarships you pursue.  Many businesses and colleges look at volunteerism as an asset and an indicator of an applicant’s maturity and willingness to help others.

Q.      How can I become a volunteer for the City of Commerce Library Literacy Services?
A.     In order to serve as a volunteer, you must agree to a personal background check, having your fingerprints taken, and having a TB test done.  You must also complete 12 hours of tutor training.

Volunteer Opportunities

Fall 2019 CKR Tutor Training

Want to give back to your community you can by helping kids improve their reading!

Come and learn valuable skills such as:

-Lesson Planning

-Teaching Word-Attack Skills

-Teaching Comprehension

and much more!

September 5, 10, 12, 2019

5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

If you are interested in being one of our awesome volunteers please contact the READs Center to sign up for training!

Rosewood Park Neighborhood Library

Commerce READs Center

5655 Jillson Street

Commerce, CA  90040

(323) 722-6660 ext. 2823



About the Scholarship Program

City of Commerce Scholarship Program

Thank you for your interest in the City of Commerce Scholarship Program. The Commerce City Council dedicates itself to promote education in the community and is happy to help make a college education more available to you. Studies indicate that a college education helps adults to earn more. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics,earnings for both males and females increase with education. Among people age 25 years and older, median weekly earnings generally increase with greater levels of educational attainment. In 2016, those with less than a high school diploma had the lowest median weekly earnings,at $504. Earnings were highest for people with at least a bachelor's degree--$1,156 for those with a bachelor's degree, $1,380 for those with a master's degree, $1,745 for those with a professional degree,and $1,664 for those with a doctoral degree.


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