Literacy Services

37The Legacy Center turns the dream of being able to read and understand language into an obtainable reality. We provide free and confidential tutoring in reading, spelling math and English as a Second Language so that people of all ages can read their full potential. Literacy Services include programs in:

  • Adult Basic Education, which helps learners improve reading, math and comprehension. Also provides job seekers with literacy assistance so they can complete application forms, increase job readiness or take specialized tests.
  • English as a Second Language, which provides tutoring to improve English skills for non-native speakers.
  • Barton Dyslexia Program, a reading and spelling curriculum created specifically to help children and adults with dyslexia or who have poor phonemic awareness. This method has helped many struggling readers significantly improve their literacy skills. Recently, we asked a few of our student learners to participate in a video to share how tutoring at The Legacy Center helped them improve their literacy skills.
  • Apply for a scholarship – Current learners in the Adult Literacy Program may be eligible for a full or partial scholarship. Click the link to download the application.

The Legacy Center’s literacy programs are made possible by volunteer tutors, who work one-on-one with children and adults. Learn more about volunteer tutoring by visiting our volunteer page.

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Department Contacts:

Kristi Kline
Director of Student Reading Programs

Jennifer Majorana
Director of Adult Literacy

Our orientation and training offerings have been impacted by our office closure due to COVID-19. If you are interested in accessing training online, please call our office at 989-498-1425. Thank you!

Tutor Information Session: an overview of all our tutoring programs and how you can become a tutor

April 20, 7 – 8 pm, Grace A. Dow Library, Orchard Room – TBD

New Tutor Orientation:  an overview of all our tutoring programs, completing a tutor application and how to work with our wide variety of learners

April 17, 9 am – 12 pm, Legacy Center – TBD
April 30, 6 – 9 pm, Legacy Center – TBD

Tutor Training Sessions In Class:  if you have completed your tutor application and know in which of our programs you’d like to volunteer

April 13, 15, & 16; 6 – 9 pm, Legacy Center – TBD
May 7 & 14, 9 am – 2 pm, Legacy Center (Barton Reading only)

RSVP by calling 989-496-1425 or emailing Kristin Goetschy

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