By creating a supportive and vibrant learning community, The Write to Read program provides a safe environment for reading and writing practice where individuals take risks and grow toward leadership to make positive changes in their lives and communities. Students build strong literacy skills for work, family and lifelong learning.
Free Adult Tutoring
Write to Read Adult Literacy Program offers small learning group instruction, reading clubs and individual tutoring at the Alameda County Library branches in Fremont, Newark, Nion City, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Ashland Area, Dublin, and Albany, and at several community locations such as housing apartment complexes, community centers and non-profits organizations.
Small learning group instruction: Small learning groups are a safe place where all students can feel comfortable learning and supporting each other. Our professional teachers offer the "basics" of reading, writing and spelling using student experiences, stories and discussion. At the completion of part one and two of a 12 week session, students will be ready to move into the general reading and writing groups. These dynamic learning groups are held both day and evening hours.
Reading Clubs: A Window to the World: Second language learners who can speak English and want to improve their listening, conversation, reading, vocabulary and communication skills can join a Reading Club. These popular small groups led by a volunteer tutor are a fun way to practice your English and get acquainted with great works of literature.
Individual Tutoring: A volunteer tutor will help you complete your short term reading and writing goal related to workplace, health, and life skills needs. Students will be matched with a volunteer tutor to meet once or twice per week. Tutoring is also available at selected library branches on a drop-in schedule for students who need for immediate assistance. It's FREE.