Literacy Aotearoa is accredited by NZQA as a Private Training Establishment.

We offer New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Level 5 Adult Literacy and Numeracy Tutor Qualifications in Educator and Vocational options. See our Qualifications page for more information.

Join us or want to know more?

If you are interested in becoming a tutor for Adult Literacy Franklin please Contact Us.

Become a tutor

Why become a volunteer tutor?

1 in 4 New Zealanders have difficulties with literacy and numeracy. People often seek assistance to help their family learn, complete a course of study, or gain a promotion. In order to help them achieve their potential Adult Literacy Franklin needs motivated and skilled tutors. We work with learners from all ethinicities.

Who can become a tutor?

Anyone with a keen desire to help those with literacy difficulties can become a tutor. You do not need prior teaching experience. Our tutors come from all ages and backgrounds and are business people, professionals, farmers, educators and homemakers. You need to enjoy working with people and be ready for a great challenge and be willing and able to complete training, assignments and ongoing professional development. Our tutors are highly trained, motivated and have a lot of fun!

The cost of training is $1300 and you will need to pay a refundable bond before training commences.

What is involved?


Training for new tutors of Adult Literacy is under review by the Tertiary Education Commission. As at 1 January 2016 the delivery of all new tutor training is on hold pending further advice.


Generally when you have a student the time commitment begins at around four hours a week. Most of our tutors are volunteers, however, there are some opportunities for paid work when you have completed your qualification.

How can you start?

Contact us by clicking this email link and we will send you all the information that you need to start the application process, or ring us on 09 239 0316.