The Literacy Council’s basic mode of teaching has been – and continues to be – one-on-one tutoring. This ensures that a student’s particular needs can be met. Can she read English but not speak it, or the other way around? Is he literate in his own language, or does he need to start with the alphabet? Does she want help studying to get a driver’s license or take the citizenship test? The student-tutor pair can linger over lessons that seem difficult, and focus on material that is relevant to the student’s situation.
But these days we offer a variety of classes as well. Take a look at our spring schedule: There are a number of conversation classes for learners of English, including a class led by the students themselves and two classes at senior centers. There are writing classes at different levels and a beginning computer literacy class. Employees at Ayse Meze Lounge and Pistarro’s have just finished this spring’s English class offered through our Workplace Literacy Program. And a new classic literature program is just getting under way.
Do you know someone who might be interested in one of our classes? Do you know someone who might want to teach?