Basic Literacy Tutoring


Many adults have trouble reading or writing at the levels they need to cope with a complex world. At The Learning Center students who wish to improve their reading and writing skills or earn a high school diploma can find an adult volunteer tutor to help.

We help our students identify their goals in work, family and community life. Following an assessment of their current reading and writing levels, students are matched with a trained tutor for weekly sessions. The team sets its own goals and commits to working together for at least 6 months.

Learners starting out with a reading level of 4th grade or lower begin with basic one on one tutoring.

Learners whose basic skills are below the ninth grade level often enter Adult Basic Education (ABE). ABE classes focus on helping adults function more effectively in today’s technological world by improving not only reading but also writing and math skills. Learners work with instructors to improve in areas that they, the instructor and the placement tests indicate need. Students without a high school diploma are encouraged to continue studies in the General Education Development (GED) program.