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FREE ONE ON ONE TUTORING FOR ADULTS

WHY ONE ON ONE

Adult learners are unsure of how to learn. They often come with ineffective learning strategies –the effort may be there, but the results are not. Tutoring is an opportunity to help students learn how to learn. And like so many things in life, if the learning is going to stick, students need to engage in effective practice, with the purpose of strengthening knowledge of concepts and skills. Ultimately, they develop the confidence and competence to achieve their goals.

Learners may not vocalize it but, they recognize that this work is a struggle. They know they need help. Tutors can recognize a lack of confidence and will include authentic confidence building activities in their sessions. Every single tutoring session should have learning goals.

Working with their tutor, each adult student sets their own personal goal. Each time they meet, they revisit the goal and work on specific key points to move toward their goal. A highly effective one -on -one tutoring program begins with an understanding of the individual student’s life experiences, then utilizes interrelated components that emphasize what learners need to know, understand, and ultimately be able to do.

The relationship between the adult learner and their tutor is the foundation for the work ahead. The relationship needs to be nurtured and grown, with a realistic attitude that their work together will at times provide stress and challenges. Effective tutors recognize this is part of the process and empathize with their students.

MEET LAB STUDENT SHERRY

Sherry changed her life. You could change your life or the life of a loved one or someone you know.

Literacy for Adults in Brevard was founded in 1971 by a group of Methodist women in Titusville who believed the people working in the fields needed to learn to read.

Over the years, they worked together with the Brevard County Library System which in fact,  had a literacy program at all its branches.

In 2007, due to the recession, the Library System's Literacy program was defunded and turned all their students and some of their literacy materials over to the Titusville volunteer group. 

In a few years, it became evident that it would be more beneficial for our tutors and students  to have the office in a more central location in the county.

In 2022, the LAB office moved into the Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Library in Cocoa.

The Brevard County Library System is the foundation of all of LAB's work.  Not only do we do all of our tutoring in the 17 county libraries but we also utilize their courier system to get our teaching materials to the tutors across the county, saving us thousands of dollars in postage costs.

Tutors meet their students at the library closest to the student's home. Their sessions happen once a week for 60 - 90 minutes.

Please visit our DONATE page.

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LAB: 50 YEARS OF DEDICATION THROUGH OUT BREVARD

Literacy for Adults in Brevard (LAB) is an educational nonprofit organization in Brevard County Florida that works to help individuals become fully functional in literacy. By this definition, our adult literacy students gain the ability to read, write, solve problems, and communicate in English to be a self-sufficient member of their community. Those who become fully literate impact the welfare of their family, increase their economic strength, as well as improve opportunities in their work and their communities.

Location

WHERE

Currently, tutoring is done at the public libraries throughout Brevard County. Most frequently: Melbourne, West Melbourne Library, Cocoa Central Library, Suntree Library, Eau Gallie Library, Titusville Library, and Satellite Beach Library, Palm Bay Library, DeGroodt Library, and Martin Luther King Library.

FORM A GROUP OF YOUR FRIENDS TO PRACTICE CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH

COME PRACTICE SPEAKING ENGLISH IN AN INFORMAL SETTING, FREE OF CHARGE!

Literacy for Adults in Brevard (LAB) and the Brevard County Library System will work with you to create Conversational English opportunities wherever we can identify interest from the community. We strive to achieve a relaxed atmosphere for friendly conversation. If you are interested in having a Conversational English group at your local library, please let us know which library, what day and time of the week could work for you. Everyone is welcome.  There is no need to be enrolled as a student of LAB. Call 321-301-4496 or email: literacyforadultsinbrevard@gmail.com with your information.

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BOARD PRESIDENT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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KATHLEEN DYER
VICE PRESIDENT
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GLORIA PARA
EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR
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VICTORIA DUNN
DIRECTOR
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CINDY MITCHELL
TREASURER
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CHERYL MAHAN
DIRECTOR
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LAURA EASTMAN-HAWTHORNE
SECRETARY
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CAROL GOETZ
DIRECTOR
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PRIVACY STATEMENT

Literacy for Adults in Brevard(LAB) retains information on all donors who contribute to Literacy for Adults in Brevard(LAB) through gifts or volunteer time. Literacy for Adults in Brevard limits its use of donor personal information to the following:

Periodic LAB mailings such as quarterly newsletters or annual solicitation letters.

Occasional recruitment of volunteers for special events.

Occasional informational mailings for special events.

Publication of names only in recognition of contributions to Literacy for Adults in Brevard.

Aggregate reporting for audits and agency profiles.

ANNUAL REPORT

Literacy for Adults in Brevard is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Consistent with IRS guidelines, Literacy for Adults in Brevard provides no goods or services in whole or in part as the result of a contribution. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Department of Consumer Services, CH#11081.

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