The Adult Learner Services offers small group instruction whenever possible in basic reading, writing, math, English as a second language (ESL), and preparation for the HiSET exam. Volunteer tutors receive training and on-going support as they work in partnership with their students to reach individual educational goals.


Individual Tutoring

The heart of the program lies in one-to-one tutoring. Meetings with the volunteer tutor are private and happen at a time and place that is mutually convenient. Many people find they flourish with the personalized attention they receive.


Small Group Classes

Some areas in the state provide small group instruction for ESL, HiSET preparation, or basic skills. Time and length of sessions vary from place to place.


Student Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Meet 2 to 4 hours per week with a tutor or attend class regularly

  • Complete homework

  • Contact tutor in advance to cancel or postpone a lesson. 


On-going Registration

To make a confidential appointment, call the Adult Learner Services Coordinator at 752-1927. Part of the initial meeting at the ALS office will include an informal assessment of the student's current skill level and a discussion of their educational goals. For those interested in the HiSET, a practice test will be given when appropriate.


Volunteer Opportunities

  • no previous teaching experience necessary

  • tutor 2 to 4 hours per week

  • prepare lessons

  • work at mutually convenient time and location

  • training and materials provided

  • continual support given through tutor support groups and local coordinator

  • helping with projects

  • office or library work

  • newsletter publication

  • volunteer and student recruitment

  • fundraising

  • support group organization

If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Adult Learner Services Coordinator at 603-752-1927.