Imagine not being able to read a book to your child. Or find the doctor’s phone number in the phone book. Imagine not being able to follow simple written directions on the job. Many adults who struggle to perform these and similar everyday tasks turn to the Literacy Council of Wake County’s Tutoring Program for help. Our programs provide free and confidential tutoring in reading, writing, and speaking English to adults all over Wake County. Students meet twice a week to work towards their own literacy goals as they relate to their education, family, job performance, and larger society.
LCWC Tutoring Programs serve two types of adult students, ABE and ESL.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) students are native English speakers who need help learning to read and write or improving their existing skills. An ABE student might work with his or her tutor on phonics, sight word recognition, grammar and punctuation, or comprehension. Students and tutors also work on topics relevant to everyday life, like searching and applying for a new job and reading and interpreting food labels. ABE students receive one-on-one tutoring twice a week in order to achieve their goals.
English as a Second Language (ESL) students are non-native English speakers who seek to overcome the language barrier by learning to read, write, and speak English. ESL students meet in small group classes (2-5 students) to gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to navigate an English-speaking world. Students and tutors work together to master new vocabulary, sharpen listening comprehension, and gain the experience to communicate effectively in English.
To enroll in the Tutoring Programs click here.