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Pasco Libraries provides training for volunteer tutors and a venue for regularly-scheduled literacy improvement sessions to assist learners 18+ with Adult Basic Education (ABE) Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) Literacy.

The adult literacy service also helps to match tutors and learners who can choose to meet one-to-one as their schedules allow.

This service is currently offered at New River Library and Hugh Embry Library. Pasco Libraries plan to expand to other branches in the future.



Learn to Read & Write or Improve Your Skills

If you or someone you know wants to learn to read or write, we can help.
Our volunteer tutors will maintain confidentiality while working on reading skills up to a 5th grade level.
Learners must be age 18+.
 



Conversation Corner

Each week, English language learners can practice literacy skills in a supportive, friendly group setting.

Join us at the Conversation Corner!
New River Library:
Every Saturday from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Call 813-788-6375 to reserve a seat.
Hugh Embry Library:
Every Friday from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Call 352-567-3576 to reserve a seat.

 

One-on-One Tutoring

Individualized tutoring helps learners improve speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to meet their literacy goals.

 



Become a Literacy Tutor and Help Others Improve Their Skills

Help adults 18+ improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to meet their individual literacy goals.





Make a Difference

19% of Pasco residents are at the lowest level of reading, possibly functionally illiterate, meaning they struggle to read charts, instructions, and basic texts in their environment (Source: PIAAC Map).

BECOME A TUTOR

Instructor Qualifications

•  Proficient in English language & grammar
•  18 years of age or older
•  Dedicated to helping others
•  Sensitive to different backgrounds & cultures
•  Respectful of confidentiality

Requirements

•  Commit to one year of service
•  Participate in a 6-hour training workshop
•  Demonstrate computer readiness

Benefits

•  Satisfaction in helping others
•  Learn new teaching strategies
•  Gain insights into different lifestyles & cultures
•  Make new friends
•  Have fun

RESOURCES FOR VOLUNTEER TUTORS

•  Florida Literacy Coalition Tutor Help Center

•  Proliteracy Professional Development > Tutor/Teacher

•  First time users: Find "Non-Members at the bottom of the page and complete the online form.
•  Returning users: Find "Already A User: Login Here" at the bottom of the page.

•  Marshall Leveled Reading Program