Philadelphia Literacy Corps program coordinators appreciate the commitment, talents, and energy of their Lit Corps tutors, and depend on them to best serve the needs of their adult learners. If you are looking to further your education for the workforce or to help improve your life and the lives of those who depend on you, we are here to help. Our courses are designed to help you improve your life and succeed. We provide top notch tutors who have proven to take interest in students giving them the ability to reach all goals.
A few quotes from our faculty and students:
“Our adult learners love having the college student tutors. A quick rapport is built and they find common ground to focus on the tasks at hand, and have fun doing so. We see significant gains in reading, math skills, and employment related skills, as well.”
“Our partnership with a local higher education institution has given us incredible visibility throughout the county. This year, Literacy Corps tutors worked with adult students who, otherwise, would have been placed on waiting lists.”
“One success story was an adult learner who returned year after year to continue his studies. Despite his learning differences, he has learned to read well enough to regain custody of his children. He credits his Lit Corps tutor, who returned year after year to work with him.”
“Tutors are a vital part of the direct service we offer to students. The tutors help students gain self-confidence, improve their reading and writing skills, and seek better job opportunities. The tutors can really focus on identifying where the student needs help, getting students the help they specifically need, and doing it at a pace that is comfortable for the student.”
“Again, as in the fall, Literacy Corps tutors were a great asset to our program. I appreciated their eagerness to try new things and step in to help. We saw both small steps made and major gains in the educational goals of the adults and, equally important, in the motivation of many of the adults to keep trying when they struggled. Several individuals gained employment this spring; one commented on how he was encouraged by his Lit Corps tutor before going for his interview, and that it really made a difference.”