basic literacy

LVEP’s Basic Literacy learners are those whose first language is English. These are people who, for a variety of reasons, need to improve their reading and writing skills and LVEP offers one-on-one tutoring opportunities.

To become a basic literacy learner with our program, individuals must contact LVEP or be referred by one of our partner agencies. LVEP will arrange for an intake interview and assessment for new learners who are not already involved in a cooperating Adult Education program

After the interview and assessment, a match will be made with a tutor as soon as one becomes available; there is usually a wait list, but every effort will be made to assign a tutor as quickly as possible.

Once a match has been made, an initial meeting will be set up at an appropriate public place. The purpose of this meeting is for the tutor and learner to become acquainted and to set a tutoring schedule. The learner will be asked to sign a contract that lays out her/his responsibilities with regard to attendance and assignments.