We provide free tutoring to adults in Union County. Our programs are led by trained volunteers who teach one-on-one and in small groups. We serve functionally illiterate adults, which means they read at about a 0-5th grade level.
- 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.
- Computer Lab
Our Compute to Literacy project gives our students the opportunity to use computer technology to improve their literacy skills. We have a ten-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 computer usage 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.