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.


"If You Can Read This, You Can Help" Hawaii Business Magazine

"If You Can Read This, You Can Help" Hawaii Business Magazine

Volunteer

Interested in becoming a tutor? Want to help someone improve their reading and writing skills? 

Volunteer Requirements

  • 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.  

Upcoming Trainings

2018 dates to be announced.


Oahu Staff

Justin Jansen, Adult Literacy Program Manager
Office: (808) 537-6706
Work Cell: 352-7797
E-mail: justin.jansen@hawaiiliteracy.org

Kirsten Yale, Student Services Coordinator                                                   E-mail: kyale@hawaiiliteracy.org

HAWAII ISLAND staff

Kona Literacy Center
Bougainvillea Plaza
75-5656 Kuakini Hwy, Suite 102B
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Lisa Jacob, Adult Literacy Coordinator
E-mail: lisa.jacob@hawaiiliteracy.org
(808) 329-1180

Kauai staff

Dennis Dresser, Adult Literacy Coordinator
E-mail: islandvision@hawaii.rr.com
(808) 332-5544


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.