Community One on One Learning is the core component of the Langley Literacy Network Community Adult Literacy Programs. COOL pairs adult learners aged 19+ with a trained volunteer literacy tutor.
This one-on-one program focuses on the specific needs and goals of each individual adult learner. The tutor and learner meet for one to two hours each week at a time that works best for the learner’s schedule.
Our program provides one on one individualized and personalized learning that targets the specific needs of the learner, and each tutor creates personal lesson plans for the learner to reflect that.
COOL has flexible content and our assessments identify where the learner has a knowledge gap and then the tutors plan activities to address those specific needs.
When we support individuals in improving their literacy skills there is tremendous benefit to the community at large. When parents develop literacy skills they can more fully participate in their children’s education, they can volunteer, they can try new things without the fear of being caught in a situation where their lack of literacy might be exposed.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you‘ll go.” Dr Seuss
We hear so often from our learners who are naturalized Canadian citizens that they are proud to be Canadians and they want to give back but feel without reading, writing and language skills they have nothing to offer to the community. With increased literacy skills, all adult learners can become full participatory members of the community, and the community can benefit as well as the individual.
COOL supports learners in their goals to improve their basic literacy skills for everyday life, or for life skills such as getting a drivers licence, reading a bill or a child’s report card.
Through COOL, learners are able to gain sufficient literacy skills to be able to complete such tasks like: reading their mail, reading their prescription bottles, ordering off a menu independently, navigating transit, reading the newspaper, and volunteering in the community.
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