Workshops we offer:


  • Basic Reading
  • English as a Second Language
  • GED Exam Preparation

CALC provides professional training workshops for volunteers to teach others how to read, write and speak English and prepare to pass the GED exams. No prior experience is necessary. Lots of free materials and support are provided. $15 refundable deposit for tutor's manual.

The next basic tutor training series will be held:

October 9 and 10, 2018; 6:30 to 8:30 pm

November 27 and 28, 2018; 6:30 to 8:30 pm

January 8 and 9, 2018; 6:30 to 8:30 pm

February 12 and 13, 2018; 6:30 to 8:30 pm

The next English as a second language tutor training series will be held:

October 16 and 23, 2018; 6:30 to 8:30 pm

December 4 and 11, 2018; 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Please phone us at 517-485-4949 for more information regarding the above workshop dates and to register. Space is limited.

Change a life forever, be a literacy volunteer!


Through the Read to SUCCEED program, MSU students tutor an at-risk child on a one-on-one basis, focusing on improving their student’s reading and writing skills. Tutors will be providing direct instruction to their student—this is not a homework help program! We provide training and constant support for our tutors and, prior to tutoring, all prospective tutors must attend our training sessions. These training sessions are held in Erickson Hall. Students will need to attend one of each session (I and II), both of which are offered at multiple times.

Interested students must come to our 347 Erickson Hall office prior to training to fill out the necessary paperwork and register. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday 9:30 to 2:30 pm and Thursdays from 9:30 to noon.

Students may tutor either for credit (TE 494) or as a volunteer. We are always in need of tutors. Tutoring takes place twice per week for an hour each meeting. All tutoring sites are off campus, and carpooling can be arranged. Our tutoring times are as follows:

Tutoring times vary by school location: Monday/Wednesday: 3:35 to 4:35 pm; Tuesday/Thursday: 3:35 to 4:35 or 6:30 to 7:30 pm; Wednesday/Friday: 7:50 to 8:40 am.

Fall 2018 Semester Read to SUCCEED training dates:

Session I:


Session II:


Site Supervisor Training: (DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED) at CALC offices (1028 East Saginaw, Lansing.)

Tutoring begins (TO BE ANNOUNCED.)

Credit Student Sign Up:

The last day we can accept credit students for the Fall Succeed Program will be (DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED). Volunteer tutors may be trained up to three weeks past the initial training sessions.