In the United States, about half of the population cannot read at an 8th grade level. In Los Angeles, 1 in 3 adults lack basic prose literacy skills. Every important social issue, from health, gender equality, and poverty is impacted by low literacy, and when individuals learn how to read, write, do basic math, and use computers, they have the power to ultimately change their lives.
Tutor an adult to read and write at the Monrovia Public Library. Many of our learners wish to improve their reading, writing, and conversational skills. Volunteers receive free required literacy training and support. All materials are provided. You must be 18 or older, and commit to one year.
Tutors have five main responsibilities:
Meet your learner twice a week for 1 hour each session
Prepare materials for your learner
Be creative and patient in assisting your learner
Track progress through weekly online reports
Commit to tutor training workshops (both in-person and online)
If you choose this option, please provide an email address so the literacy coordinator may contact you.
The Monrovia Public Library is the Community Relations Center, providing informational, educational, cultural and recreational resources and programs to support lifelong learning for people of all ages.
The Monrovia Public Library provides traditional library services, such as book lending and research facilities, as well as computer access, family reading events, special informational programs for adults, and child and adult literacy services.
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Monrovia Public Library321 South Myrtle AvenueMonrovia, CA91016