Literacy Volunteers

The Hazleton Area Literacy Program is a one-on-one tutoring program for adults comprised of three parts:

1.  Basic Literacy

2. General Education Degree (GED)

3. English As a Second Language (ESL)

How Are Tutors Matched with Students?

  • Students are matched with their tutors, all community volunteers, via matching schedules, similar interests and the tutor’s education and/or experience as compared to the individual needs of the student.

How Do I Become a Tutor?

  • Tutors need 12 hours of training prior to the first session with a student. No previous experience is required—giving of your time and “want to share a love of learning.

Where Do the Sessions Take Place?

  • At various locations including Catholic Social Services, the library, the Jewish Community Center and the student’s place of employment.

What are the Learning Tools?

  • The program uses various tools such as Voyager series (ESL), Laubach Way-to-Reading books, Challenger series, various videos, tapes and CD’s.

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