Instruction relies on standardized curriculum and supplemental lessons that use real-life materials such as job ads, job descriptions, work procedural guides, newspapers, employee policy manuals, prescription labels, safety and other community information brochures. Students gain specific competencies that improve their overall work/like skill sets.
We Teach Adults to Read
We provide free tutoring to adults who live or work in Union County. Our trained volunteers teach one-on-one and in small groups. We serve men and women who read at 0-5th grade levels.
Small Group Instruction (one tutor teaching 2-5 students) allows for peer-to-peer assistance, builds teamwork/collaboration, hones speaking/listening skills and improves reading comprehension. Research shows, small group instruction is very effective in adult education.
One-on-One Tutoring One-on-One Tutoring augments the primary instruction received in group classes for those who request it or for students at the lowest literacy levels. This service is available for both ABE (Adult Basic Education) and ELL (English Language Learners) students. Trained volunteer tutors meet with their students at times and places convenient for both for a minimum of two hours per week.
Self-Paced Study in a Computer Lab An array of cloud based literacy software options are available to all students. A 12-station computer lab give students access to online learning resources including: The Alphabet, Ultimate Phonics, Rosetta Stone, Reading Horizons, and more. Regular self-paced computer use reinforces what our students are learning during their tutoring sessions while also giving them a new life skill.
Life Skills Workshops Life skill workshops for students are arranged ad hoc through-out the year, Lesson plans are built around a variety of personal skills and civics topics including financial literacy, emergency preparedness, employment, health education and healthy living, US History and parenting skills.
Customized Programs including work-site instruction and distance learning Call us about your specific needs. We can design programs for your employees that address your needs: workplace vocabulary, soft skills training, etc.