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Mission Statement

Many new residents of our villages are unable to speak English. Eager to learn, they come to the library and ask for help from Literacy Volunteers of the Tarrytowns. Our organization has helped many hundreds to speak, read, and write English, but we need more tutors, because there are always more men and women - our neighbors - waiting for someone to teach them.

Will you help one of them? All you have to do is take our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Tutor Training Workshop. You do not need prior teaching experience, and you do not need to know a foreign language. If you are nineteen or older, with a good command of English, and a desire to help someone, you can become an ESOL tutor.

Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to tutor an adult on a one-to-one basis. A commitment of two hours a week for a year is all that we ask. It is a rewarding experience for the student and for the tutor.


Literacy Volunteers of the Tarrytowns (LVT) is a group of men and women helping adults in the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow community who want to learn to understand, speak, read, and write English. Because of the large number of applications from prospective students, our organization is always in need of increased membership. Persons in the community interested in performing worthwhile community service are urged to consider joining LVT.

Founded in 1974, LVT is an accredited member of ProLiteracy America and a member of Literacy New York. LVT is sponsored by the Warner Library, which generously provides space for tutoring, training workshops, and other programs. The LVT membership is one of the few remaining all-volunteer organizations of its type in New York State. Its board of directors is elected by the membership every two years.


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