Adult Basic Education

adulteducationAdult Basic Education

Everyone needs to be able to read and do math to function effectively in today’s society. For people who struggle with these skills, The Legacy Center for Community Success is here to help!

Tutors in our Adult Basic Education program (ABE) lend a helping hand to individuals wanting to improve their reading, writing and math skills so they can better meet the challenges of daily life and live fuller lives in ways like, but not limited to, the following:

  • Complete a job application or improve their employment, help their children with homework, fill out a medical form, read the newspaper or fulfill a personal goal of being able to read better.
  • Improve math skills to improve or gain employment, keep household finances and records, balance a checking account and perform other daily tasks involving math.
  • Prepare for a GED or high school diploma by going back to the basics to provide the learner with the foundation necessary to successfully complete a GED or high school diploma.
  • Prepare for special one-off exams (for example: truck driving exam or entrance exam into the military)

Learners are matched with a tutor who will work with them one-on-one and at their own pace. Meetings take place a minimum of two hours per week for at least 20 weeks. All of our services are free and completely confidential.

Call (989) 496-1425 to learn more or schedule a meeting with our Adult Literacy Director, Jennifer Majorana.

 “This program is designed for individuals over the age of 17 who are performing at or below the 9th grade level and are not enrolled in a public or private school.”




Department Contact:

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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