We offer one-to-one tutoring for basic reading and writing skills to English-speaking adults free of charge on Oahu, Kauai, and the Kailua-Kona area of Hawaii Island.
Before we match up learners and trained tutors read, each learner completes a one-hour skills assessment and interview with the staff. This helps the staff learn about the learners' skills, motivations, and goals.
Once a match has been made between the learner and tutor, the two will determine when and where they will meet one-on-one; tutoring is done in public locations such as libraries, parks, or cafes. Generally, the learner and tutor will meet twice a week for 1 or 1.5 hours.
Interested in becoming a tutor? Want to help someone improve their reading and writing skills?
Have a high school diploma.
Commit to 6 months of working with your learner.
Attend a 12-hour training course (over 2 Saturdays). You will be taught nationally recognized adult tutoring methods as well as how to use the materials and skillbooks.
Dates: To be Determined
Justin Jansen, Adult Literacy Program Manager
Office: (808) 537-6706
Work Cell: 352-7797
Kirsten Yale, Learner Services Coordinator
HAWAII ISLAND staff
Lisa Jacob, Adult Literacy Coordinator
Kona Literacy Center
75-5656 Kuakini Hwy, Suite 102B
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Dennis Dresser, Adult Literacy Coordinator
THE ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM is MADE POSSIBLE WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM:
The Rose Perenin Foundation, James T. Pettus Jr. Foundation, and Annie Sinclair Knudsen Memorial Fund.