Become A volunteer Tutor

We are officially ready for you to sign up to tutor with us for the 2024-2025 school year! Sign up at the link below. Have a preferred tutoring site? Sign up early to ensure you are tutoring at the site that works best for you!

How Often

There are a few options for a tutor's time commitment :

10 hour commitment = 1 semester, once a week
20 hour commitment = 1 semester, twice a week
20 hour commitment = 2 semesters, once a week
40 hour commitment = 2 semesters, twice a week

Substitute tutors fill in as needed and as their schedules allow.


STAIR’s user-friendly curriculum and assessment program is specifically designed to support our students on their literacy journey.

We ask all of our tutors to follow our curriculum. Doing so is of utmost importance as we measure progress and report back to school partners and parents. Our site staff is there to answer questions and provide support every step of the way.


Volunteers don't have to have any experience. You must be a freshman in high school or older to become a tutor.

All volunteers must also pass a background check.  


STAIR meets at various partner schools throughout the city.

Check out the map to learn more about each site (rotate your phone to view map on mobile). ->


Tutoring takes place Monday - Thursday afternoons, typically between 3:30 - 4:45PM. Tutors are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes early.

NEW: We have limited space for volunteer tutors at i3 Academy Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:45-10:45am, and Avondale on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9-10 am.

Check out the map to learn more about each site (rotate your phone to view map on mobile). ->


All new and returning tutors fill out our application each school year. It takes about 15 minutes and is done online. You can get started today!


All tutors must participate in a 2-hour training.

Background check

The safety of students is of utmost importance.
All new tutors must complete a background check. Returning tutors are re-screened every 3 years.

Get paired with a student

Based on your preference, availability, and our current need, you will be placed at a site and begin your partnership with a Birmingham student.