How much does it cost? Instruction and materials are provided free to students. The Council asks students to make a donation to our Book Fund.
When can I start? You may work in our computer lab as soon as orientation and testing are complete. You will be on a waiting list until we can match you with a volunteer tutor.
How often do tutors meet with students? Students are asked to commit to two 2-hour classes per week. If additional instruction is desired or recommended, a one-on-one tutor may be assigned.
How long will it take me to learn? You may stay in our program as long as it takes for you to achieve a 9th grade reading level. Students are asked to set personal education goals and aspire to and work towards achieving one grade-level advance per year.
When and where will I meet with my tutor? Tutors and students always meet in a public place such as the Literacy Council, public libraries, and churches. You must decide on a place that is convenient for you, and we will find a tutor who can meet at the same time and place.
Is there anything else I can do to help me learn faster? Yes, there is a lot you can do on your own. Use the skills you are learning in our program. Do homework. Use our computer lab as often as you can. Practice, practice, practice.
What if I cannot come to class? Call your tutor as soon as possible. If you cannot reach the tutor, call us at 704-226-1425.