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The Durham Literacy Center is the leading independent organization dedicated to providing free literacy services to adults and out-of-school youth in Durham County. Our mission is to empower Durham County residents who want to improve their lives and... Read more
The Durham Literacy Center is the leading independent organization dedicated to providing free literacy services to adults and out-of-school youth in Durham County. Our mission is to empower Durham County residents who want to improve their lives and the lives of their families by improving their literacy skills.
The DLC provides direct individual and small group instruction in reading, writing, English language, and computer skills to adults and families seeking to improve their education and/or move toward economic self-suffiency. We partner with a number of social service, health, education, and workforce-related organizations and agencies to meet the diverse needs of the Durham community.
A very friendly environment, student tutor interaction is well designed. We(tutors, even first timers like me) were well advised on how to conduct the classes which helped a lot. We were always welcomed to incorporate our own ideas and they assign a class you as per your comfort level. The organizers (Daniel and Cassie) were always in touch and kept us informed about any updates that we should know.
Obviously the best part is the students who were consistent did improve their vocabulary. I shall always feel happy about it.
I wish I had continued volunteering there but I moved out of the area, shall always be glad to return, given a chance.
I taught a semester of ESOL here and it was a great experience. The DLC is run very well with good staff and volunteers. There is a lot of support for new teachers (I had no previous experience) and it was a difficult semester but I learned a lot and it was extremely rewarding. I highly recommend contacting them if you're looking for a good volunteer experience!