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How We Study

Literacy tutor working with a learnerLiteracy Services, formerly Adult Learning Program, provides a friendly, supportive atmosphere in which every learner’s needs and goals are valued.  Learners receive one-to-one tutoring, set to their own pace. All services are confidential and free.

When we study:

  • A learner and tutor meet at least twice a week for 1 ½ hours each session and set their own schedule.  Tutoring can be scheduled daytime or evening, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We believe that:

  • We all learn from each other.
  • Learners and tutors are learning partners.
  • Learning is fun and exciting.
  • Learners and tutors have individual learning styles and goals.
  • Each tutor and learner has a unique life history.
  • How something is taught is as important as what is taught

Every learner in the program:

  • Works on specific literacy goals, such as learning the alphabet, reading a book or learning to complete a job application.
  • Reads and writes at every session.
  • Starts with beginning skills and builds to more complex ones, filling in holes in previous learning.
  • Reads printed materials, handwritten materials and information on a computer screen.
  • Writes using pencil, pen and the computer keyboard.

Every tutoring session includes:

  • Structured, step-by-step instruction in basic skills such as phonics, sight words, handwriting, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, vocabulary, and comprehension.
  • Attention to a learner’s individual literacy needs and goals, such as filling out job applications, writing personal letters, or reading books to a child.

In addition to one-to-one tutoring, some learners study in small groups toward special goals, such as creative writing, computer skills, or registering to vote.

Contact Information

Library Learning Center
Literacy Services

3368 Eureka Place
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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General Information

Library Learning Center hours
Monday  Thursday
9 a.m.  8 p.m.
9 a.m.  5 p.m.