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CLICK HERE TO APPLY:      Complete our online intake form here.

Humboldt Literacy Project connects adults 18+ who wish to improve their reading and writing with adult volunteer tutors for free, confidential, one-on-one English language tutoring.  What this means is we pair our volunteer “Tutors” with “Learners” (you) to help the learners to read and write, learn English, and achieve personal goals.


We work with all kinds of people, including those with basic literacy skills, some aiming to improve high school or college-level learning, and others focused on learning English as a second language for broader goals.

Most of our tutoring pairs meet for about 60-90 minutes, one or two times per week, at a time and location they have chosen together, studying with materials supplied by HLP. Some of our matches have been working together for several years!


Learners must have the ability to maintain their own schedule, transportation, and communications in order to work with an HLP tutor.


How to apply:

1. Complete our online intake form here. If you need help, you can ask a friend, or call us at (707)445-3655.


​2. Contact us, let us know you submitted your intake form, and schedule a 20-30 minute intake session with us. We do this in person at our Eureka or Fortuna offices, and are also currently making use of videoconferencing and other technology if desired. 

3. Check out your rights, here! There are some responsibilities, too. This is supposed to be a good experience for you!

4. We often match you with a tutor within a few weeks of intake and assessment. Sometimes we need more time, and we will let you know. You and your tutor will decide the best time and place for your studies, and discuss your most important goals, which your tutor has volunteered to help you achieve. 

This is a free service for the community. Learners never pay for the assistance they receive.

For more information, contact us at, or call (707)445-3655.


Tutor and Learner appreciation Night 2023.

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