The Literacy Program offers one-on-one tutoring for adults that want to improve their literacy skills for personal or job related goals. Tutors work with learners who have learning disabilities or are learning English as a second language. Literacy skills include basic English language speaking, reading, and writing. Basic math skills are also taught if needed.
Lack of literacy skills often stops individuals from getting a job or advancing in their present job. It also interferes with every day communications such as speaking with or writing a note to their children’s teachers, doctors, or other providers of services they might need. Some learners want to enter post-secondary education but do not have the needed English language skills to succeed. Some learners want to earn a GED, but need the one-on-one tutoring that the technical colleges cannot provide.
The Literacy program also has a presence at the Pierce County Jail. Tutors at the jail meet with inmates in a current events discussion group to help promote reading and speaking skills. The tutors also help inmates with resume writing and job searching while they are at the jail. Some inmates are tutored in preparation for the GED exams. Also, basic math skills needed for financial literacy are sometimes taught.
To be eligible for this program, learners must have a household income of 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Level.
If you are interested in being a learner please call 715-265-4271 x1314, or you can fill out our Online Service Application here.
Tutors are community volunteers that are trained to deliver student-centered education. Training is provided free of cost. Tutors are matched with Learners and meet with their Learners on a regular basis in public settings.
Online Literacy Volunteer Report - for tutors.
If you are interested in being a tutor please call 715-265-4271 x1314.