"Education is not the preparation for life; education is life itself ."

John Dewey



"Believe you can and you're halfway there."

Theodore Roosevelt



"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

Dr. Suess



"Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be."

Grandma Moses



Students

Do you or someone you know want to read or write better?

Are you interested in becoming one of our adult learners?

Please call 324-2486 or visit us at 883 Main Street in Sanford so that we may set up an appointment to talk with you about your goals, needs and prior education. We will do an assessment of your current literacy skills so we know the best way to begin your tutoring. We match students with tutors so there is individual attention. Most lessons take place once a week for 1 to 2 hours. Lessons are free and confidential.

We offer tutoring in reading, writing, math, computing and life skills such as using online banking, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Here is a sample of things that our students have accomplished:
  • Learning to use the computer from scratch
  • Signing up with a temporary staffing agency
  • Helping children with homework
  • Studying for and passing the U.S. citizenship test
  • Buying your own house
  • Applying for a job online-and getting it!
  • Getting a commercial driver's license
  • Baking your first cake after learning to read recipes
  • Going to the library on your own and getting a library card
  • Speaking up for yourself at work and not getting bullied
  • Preparing for and passing the GED at Adult Education
  • Reading your first book out loud to your first grandchild
  • Learning to budget and do your own grocery shopping
  • Going to the Career Center and looking for jobs
  • Using online banking
  • Starting college
  • Moving from a 4th grade reading level to a 12th grade reading level
  • Becoming a volunteer




Student Testimonials

"The people at Literacy Volunteers are friendly and they will help you. Don't be afraid to walk through their door. Do it for yourself, not for someone else."

"Literacy Volunteers helped me work on my shyness, and now I am much more outgoing."

"It is like someone turned on a light bulb. I can comprehend what I read."

"I wanted to prove to myself I could get my high school diploma."

"I can read and understand the newspaper much better now."




 
883 Main Street • Suite 4 • Sanford, ME 04073
lvgsanford@gmail.com • 207-324-2486 • Fax: 207-324-2486
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