Washtenaw Literacy Overview
Washtenaw Literacy was founded in 1971 by a small group of volunteers who wanted to help other adults learn to read. Today, our organization has grown to serve over 1,500 adults each year in our one-on-one and group tutoring programs. We remain the only organization in Washtenaw county that provides free, customized one-on-one tutoring to adults in reading and writing or English as a second language.
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I have been a tutor for a little over eight months. The tutoring that I did with my first learner, who had a brain injury, was challenging, but I learned a lot and had a sense of having helped the learner make progress. I had great support from staff, beyond my initial training and some ... more »
I have been volunteering for Washtenaw Literacy for about two and a half years, working with ESL learners in a drop-in group, and with basic learners, doing both GED preparation and basic math and reading literacy. As a retiree, I find this a valuable use of my time in a way that makes a big ... more »
I have been with WL since 2006. I have had the honor of helping learners become American citizens, learn to read, learn to do basic math, and learn to speak English. The staff is amazing, and I really enjoy working with them. I have enjoyed being a mentor and working with other tutors as well. I... more »