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Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts - Stoughton

Did you know there are Stoughton-area adults who need help developing basic literacy and English skills? With just 18 hours of tutor training through Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts (LVM)-Stoughton and a commitment to meet with a student 2 hours per week at the Stoughton Public Library, you could significantly improve the quality of someone's life while providing an important community service.

LVM-Stoughton trains volunteers as Basic Literacy tutors in preparation for working with American adults with basic reading and writing needs, or as English Speakers of Other Languages, tutors who assist immigrant adults in developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. All training materials are provided free of charge to tutors and instruction is free for students.

Once trained, volunteers are matched with one or more students and meet weekly at the library at a mutually agreeable time during library hours of operation. As a learner-centered program, tutors are trained to tailor their instruction to meet the needs and interests of their students which include: Reading to children regularly; Attending parent/teacher conferences/school meetings; Reading mail, newspapers and/or magazines; Speaking English in survival situations; Reading/using the telephone book; Reading and writing for cooking; Using the computer; Getting a better job; Reading, writing and speaking at their job.

If you or someone you know needs help with basic literacy skills or would like to find out more about volunteering with the program, contact LVM-Stoughton at 781-232-9360 or at stlva@ocln.org.


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Last Modified: Jan 29, 2014