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Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore CT

Listing Last Update: May 1, 2018

Location

61 Goodspeed Drive
Westbrook, CT 06498
www.lvvs.org

Primary Contact

Christine Homa

(860) 399-0280

choma@lvvs.org

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

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Program Overview

The centerpiece of Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore
(LVVS) is our one-on-one student instruction. Program activities include tutoring using life and work skills training in areas targeting proficiency in education skills, family skills and health, citizenship skills and community skills. We also provide certified trainers, nationally certified tutor training workshops and a library of instructional materials.

The Workplace Literacy Program initiative is a targeted, workplace-specific literacy program that is tailored to support both employer and employee needs.

Employers hosting workplace literacy programs receive, at no cost, LVVS certified ESL/Basic Literacy tutors who meet one-to-one with employees at their workplace to address specific
work-related skills [e.g., the ability to understand and follow written work instructions or safety procedures posted at workstations in a manufacturing plant].

Mission Statement

Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore, CT, Inc. trains volunteer tutors to teach Basic Reading and English as a Second Language primarily to adult residents of the Valley Shore area to help them read, write and speak English to improve these basic life and work skills. This one-to-one instruction is held confidential and is completely without charge to the student.

Hours of operation: 9 am to 5 pm weekdays

Cost info: Free to employers and employees

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

As one student, Jenny, says, Most of the imigrants who come to this country encounter some obstacles, what I personally consider the most important and difficult to achieve is the language. At first for me it was very difficult to try to strike up a conversation because the words sounded like noises to me, but thanks to my dear teacher George who at first when he spoke to me sounded like noises gradually were converted into meaningful words, which now I not only can interpret but also I use to communicate with my coworkers and the test of the people in this country. I got my driver's license, which for me was a real achievement.

Some months ago I got my United States citizenship which

reminded me of my college days when we felt so pressured that even in our

dreams we were studying for the exam.

Thanks to the help of

my teacher I have learned a little of the language and therefore I have opened

more opportunities. And, this makes me proud."

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

Tutoring Hours 7437

Admin Hours 2935

Prep Hours 1547

Total Volunteer Hours

11919

Total students: 183

Total volunteers: 249

Program Status:
Active