September 29, 2010
I've been tutoring with Literacy Partners (LP) for close to 20 years and have been impressed with the scope of the program, both reading and math, and its continued efforts to increase its effectiveness and relevancy. Students are respected as adults, and LP is well attuned to the differences between childhood and adult learning.The center coordinators and tutors provide a patient, supportive environment for learning. Students are divided into groups based on pretesting, which focuses the instruction and maximizes class involvement. Besides the computation exercises in my math class, students are given math problems dealing with real-life situations, and financial literacy is part of the curriculum. Tutors fill out a short form at the end of each session indicating the topics covered and resources used. Students are tested at regular intervals to assess progress, with the ultimate goal of passing the GED test. In the writing classes students are encouraged tto write about topics that are meaningful to them; the priority is developing students' abilities to communicate in writing; tweaking grammar and spelling follows. A number of books are available in the LP libraries at the various centers; some of these are abridged versions of literary classics. Overall, and excellent program!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing the progress many students have made in improving their math & reading skills by several grade levels.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Volunteer & I teach a 3-hour basic math class once a week.