The BMAC Adult Literacy Program provides free one-on-one tutoring to low-income adults who wish to improve their skills in a variety of area. This may include:
· Basic literacy (reading, writing and basic math)
· ELL (English language learner)
· High School Equivalency (GED)
· US Citizenship (naturalization civics test)
· Computer Skills
· Document Tasks (job applications, bus schedules)
· Test Preparation (driver’s license, CNA certification)
· And more
· Children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72% chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves.
· The singles greatest indicator of a child’s future success is the literacy level of his/her parents
· 43% of adults with the lowest literacy levels live in poverty.
· 70% of TANF recipients are high school dropouts.
If you are interested in being a student, please reach out to the Adult Literacy Program Manager to schedule a time to meet. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the student’s learning goals, complete paperwork and determine if assessment tests are appropriate. Once learning goals have been defined and assessments have been completed, the student will be assigned a tutor. Ideally, students will meet with their tutor for 60-minutes twice each week.
If you are interested in being a tutor, please reach out to the Adult Literacy Program Manager to schedule a time to meet. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the tutor’s skill areas for the purpose of tutoring, complete paperwork and discuss training. Training for new tutors will include a required 4-hour session, and then working one-on-one with the Adult Literacy Program Manager as needed to address specific tutoring skills. Ideally, tutors will meet with their student for 60-minutes twice each week, plus lesson preparation time.
If you are interested in being a student or a tutor, please contact Barbara Maxwell, Adult Literacy Program Manager, or call our office at 509-529-4980, ext. 360.
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“The program gave me the tools I needed to have more confidence in myself. It was my first step. I found I learn better if I have one-to-one help. I wouldn’t be where I am today without that first step.”
– Theresa, Student Testimonial