Hillsborough Literacy Council
- Education & Literacy
- Immigrants & Refugees
Location102 E 7th AveTampa, FL 33602 United States
The Hillsborough Literacy Council (HLC) promotes and provides quality literacy services in a friendly, professional, and confidential environment for adults in Hillsborough County who wish to learn to read, write and converse at a higher level of proficiency through the help of highly motivated volunteers. HLC understands and respects the importance of each of its stakeholders.
The Hillsborough Literacy Council (HLC) offers two programs, adult basic literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages.
HLC teaches functionally and marginally illiterate adults to read and write through its Adult BASIC Literacy Program. This program is geared towards adults over the age of 18 with a goal to bring them to a minimum fifth grade reading level. In the BASIC program, tutoring is done on a one-on-one basis.
In the English for Speakers of Other Languages Program (ESOL), the tutors teach speakers of other languages, over the age of 18, to read, write and communicate in English. ESOL students are local residents with various nationalities and limited communication skills. ESOL classes are generally taught in groups, but may also be done one-on-one.
Prior teaching experience is not required of our tutors. Both the BASIC and ESOL programs are taught to potential tutors through virtual training sessions.