For many men and women throughout the Dothan area, literacy is a luxury that they’ve never been able to enjoy. At Wallace Community College, we strive to fix this problem by providing an accessible literacy program for local adults.
Volunteer tutors, who wish to make a difference in the community by teaching adults to read, are required to complete a 12-hour workshop to earn a certificate. In this workshop, tutors are trained in the Laubach Way to Reading series, which was designed specifically for volunteer tutors working with adults who have extremely limited skills. We provide all the books and teaching resources to ensure success in the course.
During our initial consultation with a student, the tutor/student coordinator will administer a reading assessment that will help us determine the approximate reading level of the student. The tutor and the coordinator will then discuss tutoring sessions and arrange a time and place to meet for instruction. Most of our tutoring sessions last for 90 minutes, taking place twice a week.