Who can participate in the adult literacy program?
Anyone age 16 or older who in not enrolled in school elsewhere.
Is there a fee?
No. The program and materials are free.
Can I be tutored in my home?
Tutoring must occur in a public place, usually a library.
Do I have to attend class at a set time?
Tutoring is one-to-one. You and your tutor set a schedule based on your mutual availability.
How much time is required?
We advise a minimum of two 1 1/2 hr. tutoring sessions, preferably spaced one or more days apart. plus at least 3 hours of homework.
Is there a set curriculum?
There is no set curriculum. You and your tutor will discuss your goals and your tutor will plan your lessons and homework based on what you want to accomplish.
Will other know I'm in the program?
Tutoring generally takes place in a partitioned corner of the library. All personal information is kept confidential.
I can't read or write at all. Can I still get help?
Absolutely! Our volunteer tutors are trained to teach learners at all levels -
from non-readers/writers to those whose goal is to pass a high school equivalency test.
I have a learning disability. Will that prevent me from being in the program?
Usually not. If you have a disability that is beyond our tutors' abilities to help, we will try to refer you to another program.
Can I get help learning to speak English?
Can I get help studying or the U.S. Citizenship test?
Yes, as well as many other types of tests, including the GED and the HiSet high school equivalency exams, the CBEST test and the ASVAB.
What about math?
Depending on your level, your tutor may be able to work with you on math. Math tutors for higher levels are assigned based on availability.
How do I get into the program?
Call or come into the library and schedule an appointment for an interview and assessment with the adult literacy coordinator.