Resources for Tutors

This page offers resources for VITAL tutors. If you are a learner looking to sign up for one-on-one tutoring, please visit the tutoring page.


Forms for Tutors


Library Resources for Tutors


External Resources for Tutors

  • Atlas: searchable database of lesson plans, activities, assessment tools, and resources for teaching adults. 
  • English Page: explanations and exercises for teaching English grammar
  • The ESL Tutor's Handbook: One-on-one tutoring theory and practice, including practical activities to build your ENL learner's speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills
  • The Internet TESL Journal: ENL teaching resources, including published articles, research papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts, and teaching ideas
  • Literacy Minnesota Educator Resources: Teaching techniques, printable lesson plans and training videos for teaching Adult Basic Education and ESL.
  • ProLiteracy Education Network: Adult literacy and ENL courses and resources for instructors and learners (contact VITAL for login)
  • Partners in Reading - San Jose Public Library's Video Library: easy-to-replicate reading strategies  for fluency, decoding, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, and comprehension. Also includes information on how to plan and hold your first tutoring session
  • Perfect English Grammar: Teaching English grammar, including videos and exercises
  • Teaching ESL to Adults: Videos on building vocabulary, developing listening skills, teaching grammar, and more