LEARN provides volunteer tutors to native English speakers who want to learn to read and write and to speakers of other languages who want to learn English.
First, a learner comes into the LEARN office, where the program coordinator fills out an application form for the learner and notes his or her individual goals and level of literacy.
The LEARN program coordinator then matches the learner with a tutor. The tutor calls the learner, and they decide on a suitable time and place for the tutoring sessions, which should be at least weekly. Sometimes, it may take awhile for a learner to receive a tutor but we regularly train new tutors.
Tutors tailor their lessons to help the learner reach his or her goals and improve in reading, writing, and speaking. Tutors and learners work together toward those goals and find mutually convenient times and places to meet.
Each year LEARN's tutors and learners meet, eat, and celebrate their work at the Annual LEARNer-Tutor Dinner. The evening is an opportunity to socialize with everyone involved with LEARN but mostly to celebrate the success of the