ReadWest, Inc.

Listing Last Update: February 11, 2022


103 Rio Rancho Blvd. NE
Suite A-5
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Primary Contact

Cyndy Ratliff

(505) 892-1131

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
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online

Program Overview

ReadWest's mission is to provide quality one-to-one tutoring to adults seeking to transform their lives through enhanced literacy skills. We serve adults in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties in New Mexico. ReadWest was founded in 1989. We offer FREE literacy instruction through trained, volunteer tutors in Basic Reading, Writing and Communication in English, High School Equivalency preparation, Computer Literacy, and US Citizenship Exam preparation. Also, ReadWest specializes in assisting adults who read at a 5th grade or lower level.

Hours of operation: 9 am - 4 pm M-Th

Cost info: Instructions is free.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Success Story:Ben Kottonbrook dropped out of high school due to the bullying. The experience left him with classroom anxiety and discouraged him from enrolling in other schools. He and his family gave home school a try, but little progress was made. Ben went to work and found the low-wage jobs unfulfilling. He hoped for a better future,but without a diploma, the future looked bleak. Ben's mother heard about ReadWest Adult Literacy Program. In March 2017, 20-year-old Ben registered for one-to-one tutoring at ReadWest with a High School Equivalency (HSE) as his goal. He was matched with Volunteer Tutor Sierra Jarrett. They met for one year preparing Ben for each section of the HSE. At 21 years old, on April 23, 2018, Ben completed the last part of the HSE and received a High School Equivalency Certificate. Ben is a bright, gifted young man who just needed the one-to-one help a ReadWest Tutor supplied help him to complete his high school education. Today, Ben is seeking higher education in a vocational program at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque.