help English-speaking adults 18 years and older improve reading and writing
skills so you can reach your potential as workers, parents, community members
and life-long learners. Our trained volunteer tutors will meet with you one-on-one
or in a small group setting. You will learn what you need at your own pace and
will be able to apply new skills to your lives. We can help you with personal
learning goals such as:
GED or high school equivalency
to your children or grandchildren
for U.S. citizenship
spelling, writing, grammar and pronunciation
your job prospects
computers and understanding technology
more information about our free and confidential program, call 626-256-8273
Adult Literacy Program provides educational opportunities for adults who want
to improve their literacy skills. Students develop their reading, writing and
critical thinking skills through one-on-one tutoring sessions that will focus
on individual needs. (760) 768-7480
been with my student Maria Murillo since February 12, 2016. Maria approached me
at a Senior Center in East Los Angeles. She told me about her desire to read
English before she died. With much surprise I found that Maria at 87 years old
did not know how to read or write; and was never able to attend school. She
lived in Mexico with her mother. She helped care for her younger siblings and
was never given opportunity to attend school.
is currently reading Laubach Volume 3. Maria struggled with reading but she
never gave up. In the following weeks I recognized Maria was not only able to
read the words but also understand and explain what she had just read. Maria
told me “the books talk to me!” Puzzled by her comment, I realized that was her
way of telling me she could read.
goal is to be able to read and write with no difficulty. She also stated she
would like to attend college in the near future. I believe this goal was
brought by the Helen Keller story, she identified her handicap and Helen’s at
about the same capacity in her eyes.
like Maria anyone can achieve their goals. Age or disability does not determine
how far you learn, grow, and achieve any dreams or goals in one’s life. READ MORE @
Wong is the new Branch Manager & Literacy Services Librarian. She has over 9
years of experience working in academic libraries and just recently completed
from San Jose State University. Her literacy experience stems from her two-year
tour with the Peace Corps, where she spent time teaching English to high school
a rural village in Cambodia.
in part by a grant from the California State
Library, the Adult Literacy Services program, "Let's Read
Altadena," of the Altadena Library District has been serving the residents
of Altadena since 1988. Instruction is provided by volunteer tutors who have
completed as self-paced, online tutor training course. Literacy is currently
housed at the Bob Lucas Memorial Branch Library and Literacy Center
tutoring: Learners are matched with a tutor for regularly scheduled study
to improve English reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Classes are held
Mondays thru Thursdays mornings at the Bob Lucas Branch.
is no fee for tutoring or for ESL classes. Speakers of other languages may
receive tutoring once they have mastered basic spoken English or may join our
ESL class for beginners. To be eligible for tutoring, the participant must be
able to complete the intake form by him or herself in English.
work in the Adult Literacy Program empowering adult learners by teaching basic
reading, writing and functional literacy skills. After completing a self-paced,
online training module and being matched with a learner, tutors and learners
meet 1 to 2 hours per meeting at least once a week at the library or other
location based on their own schedules. The Library requires a minimum
commitment of six months. To learn more about this rewarding experience, please
contact the Bob Lucas Branch Library.
you are interested in receiving tutoring or becoming a tutor, please call the
Bob Lucas Branch Library at (626) 798-8338 ext. 102 or send an e-mail.
are excited to announce that our Adult
Literacy Program has been selected as a Community Impact
Partner with the Inland Empire United Way. We are grateful to have received a
grant that help us fulfill our goal of starting a literacy computer lab.
its start in 1989, the completely grant-funded Adult Literacy Program has
successfully impacted the lives of over 1,000 individual adult learners with
the help. For more information, or to volunteer as a tutor, please contact the
Literacy Office at (909) 931-4211.
Literacy Office is located on the lower level of the restored historical
Carnegie Cultural Center, at 123 D Street, Upland, CA 91786, next door to the
Upland Public Library.
the daily operations of one or more homework centers in the San Diego Public
Library system by providing homework help to students and their families;
conduct data collection and assessment to achieve measurable outcomes;
coordinate the matching of learners with volunteer tutors