Adult Literacy Services at Lodi Public Library provides free one-to-one tutoring for adults in basic literacy skills – reading, writing and mathematics.
Some of our students also study to take their GED test, prepare for the U.S. citizenship test, as well as learn beginning computer skills.
Prospective tutors receive eight hours training before beginning to tutor. The training workshop provides instruction in using our instructional materials, and on working with adult learners. New tutors must also receive fingerprint clearance by the City of Lodi (there is no fee for you to be fingerprinted).
Tutors and learners meet together at the library once or twice weekly, according to their personal schedules. Tutoring schedules are flexible, so if a tutor or a student must miss a scheduled session, they simply notify their tutor / student.
All of our tutors are volunteers, and since 1985, these tutors have provided thousands of hours of literacy instruction to approximately 850 adult students.
After successfully completing the literacy program, many of these students have gone on to obtain their GED, attend college classes, get their first job, or receive a job promotion.
In addition, as they become better readers, adult students with families are better able to help their children with schoolwork, and to become involved in their children’s education.
Literacy tutoring is truly a way to provide new opportunities for an adult who needs a helping hand. Thank you for your willingness to make a difference in someone’s life.
- Teacher: Yvette Herrera