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Do you or someone you know have trouble…
… reading to a child?
… reading the paper?
… writing checks?
… filling out job applications?
Literacy Plus can help. A trained tutor can teach those who qualify one-to-one, for free.
You can get free tutoring if:
• You are 18 or older
• You are out of high school
• You can speak English
• You read below 8th grade level
• You never went to college
The main goal of Literacy Plus is to provide for our learners’ emerging literacy needs through goal-directed, learner-centered tutoring.
In addition we:
* Support family learning through our Families for Literacy and Early Learning for Families programs.
* Support the learning efforts of all participants by providing the best possible training for volunteer tutors.
* Help empower learners so they may accomplish their goals and realize their dreams.
Forty million adults in America have trouble reading. But with help, they can learn. Volunteer tutors from Hayward Public Library’s Literacy Plus program are proving that every day. Since 1986, Literacy Plus has helped over 3,000 adults improve their reading, writing and conversation skills. As a result, they became citizens, earned driver’s licenses and G.E.D. degrees and voted for the first time. Their increased skills resulted in higher self-esteem, better jobs and the ability to help their children succeed.
If you have a few free hours a week and want to help, become a volunteer tutor. It can change someone’s life–and your life, too! Tutoring sessions are once or twice a week and can take place during the day, evening or weekend, depending on your availability. The next free training is listed above, or see our calendar lists for future training classes.
Tutors must be at least 18, read at the 12th grade level, write and spell correctly, speak English clearly, and be able to participate fully in the tutor training class.