Student Frequently Asked Questions
Students come to us with lots of questions. We answer some of the most common questions here.
We help adults improve their reading, spelling, writing, and English speaking.
We can help you:
– Get a high school diploma or HiSET (used to be GED)
– Get a driver’s license
– Read to your children
– Read your mail, paper, Internet, prescriptions, etc.
– Live more easily without help from others
– Find, keep, or get a better job
– Get U.S. citizenship
– Speak in English with others
– Feel better about yourself
We give you your own tutor. Together, you work on things that matter to you.
Students usually meet with their tutor 1-2 hours each week.
You meet at a time that works for both of you.
You and your tutor will pick a public place to meet that works for both of you.
You will have your tutor’s number. Please call him/her as soon as you’re able to schedule another time.
Usually, it is just you and your tutor. We find that one-on-one works very well.
That depends. There is no set time for ending your meetings. Sometimes, they will end because you’ve met your goals. Other times they stop because the match is no longer working.
Tell the staff at Literacy Volunteers. We want you to be comfortable with your tutor and we will find you another.
We look at many things. For example:
Where you both live
When you can meet
Hobbies or interests
Whether you want a man/woman or younger/older person.
Simply fill out the application and/or call us. We’ll find a tutor for you.
Once we get your application, we usually find a time to meet with you. Meeting you helps us pick the best tutor for you. We also like to learn about your current reading or English speaking skills.
Our services are free. Tutors give their time.
It depends. Our tutors are volunteers. (They are not paid and give their time.) So we don’t always have a tutor available right away. Apply as soon as you’re interested, so we have time to find the right tutor for you.
We help adults ages 18 and older.