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English At Large provides free English language tutoring to adult English language learners. Learners must live or work within our 21-town service area.

Our individualized tutoring program provides English language lessons that allow learners to progress according to their own goals and at their own rate. Learners and tutors meet for about two hours each week at a convenient time in a public place, such as a local library.

Learners in our tutoring program will be matched with an English At Large-trained volunteer for 100 hours or one year of tutoring, whichever comes first. Tutors and learners decide on meeting dates, times, and duration, usually meeting once or twice a week.

This program is free of cost to participants. To be eligible for our One-to-One Tutoring Program, the learner must:

  • Plan to live in the United States for more than five years
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Live or work in one of the 21 communities we serve
  • Not be currently enrolled in high school or college classes
  • Not have a degree from a US college or university
  • Agree to meet regularly with their tutor and agree to all program requirements
  • Meet English Language level requirements (based on test given by English At Large)

Sign Up for One-to-One Tutoring

Sign Up for One-to-One Tutoring

Registration will close on May 30, 2018.

We have many people on our waitlist, and learners will wait 12-14 months for a tutor.

Thank you for your understanding. Please use our resources page to find other program options and ways to start learning now!

If you have questions, please call our office at 781-395-2374.

Tutoring Program Requirements:

Tutoring Program Learners are expected to:

  • Commit at least 2 hours (weekly) to tutoring (scheduled with your tutor)
  • Commit at least 2 more hours (weekly) to practice English and complete homework the tutor assigns.
  • Arrive on time to tutoring meetings
  • Take annual tests to assess English advancement while in the program.


If you have questions, please call our office at 781-395-2374.

English At Large

800 West Cummings Park, Suite 5550
Woburn, MA 01801
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