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Literacy Council of Buncombe County

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The Adult Literacy program teaches reading, writing, and math to adults who read at or below a basic skills level. Our Adult Ed program currently maintains an enrollment of approximately 50 students who work one-on-one with volunteer tutors. All tutors receive training in the proven Orton-Gillingham methodology- a phonics-based reading method - and use the Wilson Reading System curriculum.

Although English is their native language, Adult Literacy students are non-readers who struggle with recognizing individual written words and comprehending a sentence or longer passage. They comprise a diverse group in terms of educational background, socio-economic status, personal goals, and learning styles. Many are challenged by learning disabilities such as dyslexia. They come to us because they want to improve their job prospects, help their children in school, enroll in a GED program, or just feel better about themselves and their ability to cope in today’s world.

upcoming volunteer orientation sessions:

  • July 11, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • August 5, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • August 8, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • September 5, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • September 16, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • October 7, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • October 10, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Register by emailing us at or clicking the above link
Volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation session before attending tutor training

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About Literacy Council of Buncombe County


31 College St., Building B. Suite 221, Asheville, NC 28801, US

Mission Statement

To increase comprehensive literacy and English language skills through specialized instruction by trained tutors.


The Literacy Council of Buncombe County teaches individuals basic reading, writing, math, and English language skills through individual and small group instruction by trained tutors. Students, young and old, gain self-confidence and develop self-sufficiency to transform their lives as individuals, parents/children, workers/students, and citizens.

Success comes from the trusted bond that develops between our instructors and our students. The Literacy Council, a non-profit organization accredited by ProLiteracy America and serving the community since 1987, provides highly individualized tutoring to fit the needs of over 300 students in three programs - Adult Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and the Augustine Project.


We'll work with your schedule.


31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221Asheville, NC 28801



  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12 months, 2 lessons per week, 1 hour each
  • orientation + 12 hours of training

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