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
  • Numeracy
  • 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.

Learners eligibility:

  • 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

Program Commitment:

  • 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.

Category: Adults

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

Please contact:
Angela Bisby: abisby@unitedforliteracy.ca 647-368-6200
Kelsey Litke: klitke@unitedforliteracy.ca 647-352-9617