ADULT LITERACY CENTER
DePorres Place teaches reading, writing and spoken English language skills to adults over the age of 18 who are reading below eighth grade level.
DePorres Place offers classes in basic adult literacy (reading and writing) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). Students meet with a volunteer tutor twice or once a week, tutored either one-to-one or in small group classes.
ONE IN SEVEN PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA CANNOT READ OR WRITE AT A THIRD GRADE LEVEL
Deporres Place focuses on strengthening communities with literacy programs that teach, connect, and encourage. But we can’t do it alone!
DePorres Place provides one-to-one tutoring and small group classes for adults who are learning to read, write, and/or speak English. Adults progress in our programs!
How exciting it is to meet new people and form new relationships. Volunteering reduces stress, boosts our self-esteem and makes us feel good about making a difference!
Learning to read, write and speak English can be a daunting experience for many adults. However, at DePorres Place, classes are small and learning is fun. Volunteer tutors teach classes either in small groups or one-to-one. Classes are held in a relaxed atmosphere, with staff and volunteers.
- Classes are held twice a week for 1 1/2 hours each, or once a week for 2 hours.
- Tutoring is continuous and lasts as long as the student wants to continue.
- There is no cost for the classes. Students pay for their own books, but those who cannot pay are provided with books at no charge.
- New students must register and take a placement test.
VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED:
We have more than fifty students on our waiting list. We need volunteer tutors who are willing to teach online or in person, and the greatest need is for mornings (9-10:30) and evenings (6:00 – 7:30). If you read, write, and speak English, we need you.
VOLUNTEER COMPUTER LAB MANAGER:
We need an IT-savvy person to manage the PCs in our computer lab, keeping them updated and making sure they’re ready for our students to use. Hours are completely flexible – daytime or evening. If you possess these skills please contact us today!