At Hawaii Literacy, 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.
2018 dates to be announced.
Justin Jansen, Adult Literacy Program Manager
Office: (808) 537-6706
Work Cell: 352-7797
Kirsten Yale, Student Services Coordinator E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWAII ISLAND staff
Kona Literacy Center
75-5656 Kuakini Hwy, Suite 102B
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Lisa Jacob, Adult Literacy Coordinator
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.