At the 17th Annual Adult S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g Bee on November 12 two teams squared off for the final two rounds: Bee-lievers from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Logophiles from JAARS. In the 12th round, Logophiles defended its 2014 win and correctly spelled ‘synonymous.’
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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.
One-on-One Tutoring One-on-One Tutoring is at the core of our programs and provides our adult learners with the focused attention they need to learn to read. This service is available for both ABE (Adult Basic Education) and ESL (English as a Second Language) learners. Trained volunteer tutors meet with their students at times and places convenient for both. Students progress at their own pace.
Small Group Instruction Small Group Instruction (one tutor teaching 2-5 students) allows English as a Second Language learners to focus more on their English communication skills while also improving their reading. Topics include: basic language instruction, health, current events, and citizenship.
Self-Paced Study in a Computer Lab Our Compute to Literacy project gives our students the opportunity to use computer technology to improve their literacy skills. We have a 12-station computer lab as well as six laptops that tutors may check out for offsite tutoring. Our software library includes 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 Skill Workshops We also offer a number of life skill workshops for students, providing a wealth of information on a variety of topics including Financial Literacy, Emergency Preparedness, Employment in the United States, and Citizenship Preparation.
Customized Programs We also offer convenient work-site tutoring and conversation groups. Call us about your specific needs.
We are Learner-Centered
Tutors use standardized curriculum, but supplement lessons with materials such as letter templates, role-playing, blank job applications, citizenship texts, and newspapers. This effort helps students achieve specific goals they set such as communicate better with a child’s teacher, schedule doctor’s appointments, and apply for jobs. Read more...