Start Now Program

The Start Now Program is a tutoring program that serves the population of learners who are on a waiting list to work with a volunteer tutor in the One-on-One program.  Start Now is meant to be a source of immediate but temporary instruction.  Start Now Tutors sign up for one-hour appointments as much or as little as they like.

  • When?  You set one-hour appointments during Start Now hours.
  • Where?  You can tutor at our offices in West Nashville and in Antioch.
  • Who do I help?  You help a different person each time, both literacy and English learners.
  • How often?  You sign up to tutor as often as you are available.
  • How involved do I have to be?  A lesson plan prepared by NALC staff will be ready for you each time you tutor.


Tutor Expectations
Start Now Tutors are asked to arrive at their appointments ten to fifteen minutes early. This will provide time to look over the lesson plan and materials you will be using with your learner, and give you time to ask any questions that you have. If you have not worked in the assigned book before, you will find this time particularly helpful.

Start Now Hours
The Start Now Program is available at both NALC offices in West Nashville and in Antioch. Start Now Tutors make one-hour appointment whenever they are available at the following start times.

West Nashville Start Now Hours
Tuesday – Thursday | 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm
Monday – Thursday | 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm
Antioch Start Now Hours
Monday – Friday | 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm
Monday – Thursday | 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm

Get Started
All tutors must attend training, regardless of background or experience.  Upcoming training dates for the Start Now program are listed below. For more information or to RSVP for a training session, please call 615-298-8060 or email

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    Nashville, TN 37209