Tutoring Program United for Literacy
United for Literacy – Independent Studies Program
FREE literacy programming for ADULTS with mild intellectual disabilities supported by community volunteers. The program supports learners in developing greater self-confidence and personal independence through literacy improvement to continue aspiring to move on to other educational, volunteer/employment or life opportunities.
Learners Work on:
- Reading and writing and comprehension
- Computer Skills
- Interpersonal, Communication & further knowledge attainment
Learner goals are supported by trained community volunteer tutors in small 1 to 1 group learning (theme-based curriculum) or 1 to 1 individual pair setting, 1 – 2 hours per week.
- can articulate a learning goal, participate in group discussions and desire to be in the program of their own choice.
- if on line, have a laptop or tablet, reliable internet access, technology help if necessary and the ability to meet tutor each week.
- must be willing to try their best, be patient and flexible, respectful, reliable, be on time and participate in the tutoring sessions.
- have low behaviour management needs, is independent in all personal care needs and understands the program boundaries for participation.
1 to 1 tutoring online and in person Monday to Thursday Small Curriculum Classes: Monday 6-8 pm Tuesday 1-3 pm Wednesday 10-12 am Thursday 1-3 pm
- 1-2 hours of tutoring per week.
- Mandatory weekly attendance (from September-June).
- Up to 2 years program eligibility depending on progress on learning goals.
- Commitment to learning goals, the program, and community volunteer tutor.
Grade Level: GED (General Education Development)
Format: Distance and Face-to-face
Primary Goals: Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Speaking/Listening,
Secondary Goals: Digital Skills, Problem Solving, Communication, Creativity, Essential Skills
35 Jackes Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
*near Yonge Street at St. Clair Avenue
Angela Bisby: email@example.com 647-368-6200
Kelsey Litke: firstname.lastname@example.org 647-352-9617