TMCC

Adult Basic Education

ABE Volunteering

People like you make TMCC's vital adult literacy program possible. Everyone has something to contribute. You will receive free tutoring materials and professional training.

The Adult Basic Education Department of Truckee Meadows Community College offers three customized programs: Literacy Classes, HSE Preparation, and Community ESL Classes. These programs urgently need volunteers to help students succeed in their studies. The programs rely on volunteers.

Literacy Program

TMCC's Literacy Program began in 1986, and volunteers have been an integral part from the outset. In the program, adults take the free classes to improve their basic reading, writing and math skills. These individuals read at an eighth grade level or below. The students are tested to assess their skill level, once they enter the program. An individualized curriculum is developed for each student. Volunteers work one-on-one with a literacy student, under the guidance of the program coordinator/teacher.

A number of tutors have been with our program for over 10 years. Volunteering for the literacy program has been "very rewarding," said Valerie, a veteran tutor. One of our new volunteers said: "I learn something new every day."

Contact us to find out more about becoming a literacy volunteer.

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