Change a Life: Teach an Adult to Read

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Monterey County Free Libraries - Marina Branch Library

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Change a Life!

Imagine relying on a co-worker to read the recipes you cook for school lunches, and then that person retires. Your boss finds out you can't read, and your job is on the line. This is the story for Merrill, one of the Learners on our Adult Literacy Program Waiting List.

Volunteers for the Monterey County Free Libraries Literacy Program provide one-to-one tutoring to help learners read, write, speak and understand English better. Our learner-centered program helps people reach their goals, including things like getting a better job, helping their children with homework, or helping family members take the right medicine at the right time.

Volunteer two hours per week for at least six months. New volunteers may join the program at any point during the year by registering for our two-part New Tutor Training. Plan to attend both sessions. For more information or to register for training, call 831-883-7597, or email

New Tutor Training Dates:

Part I: Tuesday, September 19, 600-830 pm at Marina Branch Community Room.

Part II: Thursday, September 21, 600-830 pm at Seaside Branch Homework Center.

Even if we can't match someone's schedule with Merrill right away, we'll still be able to get some of the 101 people on the Ready-To-Match list on their way to realizing their dreams.

Training includes:

  • Building relationships: key to creating a learning environment
  • Learning styles and working with adult learners
  • Resources for learner-centered tutoring

Join us and help change a life for the better today!

More opportunities with Monterey County Free Libraries - Marina Branch Library

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Community Education & Literacy Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


190 Seaside CircleMarina, CA 93933



  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Tutoring
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours with learner each week, plus prep time

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