ESL – English as a Second Language
Free ESL instruction is offered for adults whose native language is not English. One-on-one tutoring help for beginning, intermediate and advanced students to improve English skills in reading, writing and speaking. Tutoring is directed at improving English conversational skills for home and workplace literacy
The GED test gives students without high school diplomas an opportunity to obtain an equivalent credential. There are four tests in the areas of Social Studies, Sciences, Reasoning through Language Arts and Mathematics. The Learning Center offers instruction and assistance in preparing students to take the GED tests.
One student’s experience
School was hard. It wasn’t fun to do homework when I didn’t understand the subject. My grades were average and every class was a struggle just to keep that average.
I left because I gave up, dropped out, wanting the easier road. Being a teenager, the pressure of just being alive, trying to learn at school and learn to become an adult all at the same time became overwhelming.
I have had manual jobs since dropping out. Tried to climb the corporate ladder in a company but hit the glass ceiling so I decided to quit. After being out of school 26 years not having a GED finally caught up with me. Through the Learning Center I met a tutor who is outstanding. She helped my confidence level rise.
My future plans are more school, business management or something in the science field. I’m 42 years old and I’m never too old to learn.
Thank you Learning Center for being there for people like me.
Learning Express Library – provides a completely interactive online series of practice tests and refresher tutorial courses to enable the user to succeed on the GED. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Complete courses available. Free registration creates a personal account to monitor progress.
Basic Literacy Tutoring
Many adults have trouble reading or writing at the levels they need to cope with a complex world. At The Learning Center students who wish to improve their reading and writing skills or earn a high school diploma can find an adult volunteer tutor to help.
We help our students identify their goals in work, family and community life. Following an assessment of their current reading and writing levels, students are matched with a trained tutor for weekly sessions.
Learners starting out with a reading level of 4th grade or lower begin with basic one on one tutoring.
Whether you’re being tutoring or attending classes, The Learning Center focuses on helping adults function more effectively in today’s technological world by improving not only reading but also writing and math skills. Learners work with instructors to improve in areas that they, the instructor and the placement tests indicate need. Students without a high school diploma are encouraged to continue studies in the General Education Development (GED) program.