We connect adult learners from Linn and Benton counties with volunteer literacy tutors. Tutors receive free training, curriculum, and support. Students will get free reading help.
Hear from program participants
Monica Juarez-Hurtado, Tutor
"Being a tutor has been a very rewarding experience, as I have seen the academic growth of the people with whom I work.
The Literacy program provides the opportunity for people to improve their academic level through extra help provided by tutors like me. Through tutoring I have been able to be part of that progress, and it fills me with total joy and pride when the results of the students are reflected in the fluency of speaking, writing and especially in the results of the exams.
In addition to academic support, being a tutor also implies giving emotional support so that the students don't give up on their goals. Helping other people with my time is the best experience, and I do my best all the time to meet their needs. "
Noah Schwartz, Student
"I was a student looking to take GED classes, but I was struggling with reading comprehension. The literacy program helped me develop those skills and reach the reading level needed to take GED classes. Now I almost have the GED completed! Thank you to the literacy program for helping students achieve their goals."