Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County
~Fill out a job application?
~Help your children with homework?
~Get a promotion at work? (Or keep the one you have)
~Finish (or start) your GED (high school diploma)?
~Pass the written driver’s license test?
~Read the label on a prescription bottle?
~Learn to Log on and use a computer?
~Write checks and balance a checkbook?
~Pass the ASVAB to get into the Armed Services?
~Read the Bible?
Questions and Answers
Where do the learners come from?
Our adult learners come from all parts of Beaufort County and from all walks of life. Some left school after the second grade; some reached high school; others can read in a foreign language but not in English. They are housewives, businessmen and women, farmers, and workers in all areas of endeavor. The one thing they have in common is that they each lack educational skills that they need to succeed in life.
How are learners taught?
Each learner’s skill level is evaluated and a program of study is planned with that level as the starting point. One to one tutoring is then provided. Appropriate adult materials are chosen and lessons are centered on the learner’s goals and interests.
Where and when do learners and tutors meet?
The tutor and learner decide upon a convenient public location. Common meeting places include public libraries, the LVBC office at Job Link, BCCC, and churches. Learners meet with their tutors once or twice a week for 60-90 minutes per session. Practice work is given to the student to complete between sessions.
How are learners and tutors matched?
The LVBC staff interviews learners and tutors regarding interests, transportation, choice of tutoring site, and possible scheduling of sessions. The experience of the tutor and needs of the learner are given top priority.
Is there a fee for this service?
NO. This service is FREE. LVBC is funded by the United Way, Beaufort County taxpayers, local business interests, grants, and monies raised from special events.
How do you sign up for this program?
Call Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County at (252) 974-1812. The office is open from Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. by appointment or you may leave a message and we will return your call.