Tacoma Area Literacy Council

Tacoma Area Literacy Council

NLD ID #89144
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Contact Information

6912 40th St. West
P.O. Box 7210, Tacoma WA 98417
University Place, WA 98466

Primary Contact

Janet Clarke

(253) 272-2471


Hours of Operation

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Program Overview

The Tacoma Area Literacy Council is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides FREE one-to-one tutoring in basic literacy skills and English as a Second Language (ESL) to adult learners (18 and older) throughout Pierce County, WA. Small group classes are also offered at a few locations.

Training is provided to adult volunteers who want to help others gain the literacy skills necessary to function successfully in our complex society. No previous teaching experience is necessary. Tutor support via mentoring and continuing education is ongoing.

The tutor and learner meet at convenient times in a public location or virtually using digital applications (e.g., Zoom, Whatsapp). Lessons are confidential and goal oriented.

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Cost Info

Students - All tutoring and materials are free. Volunteer Tutors - new volunteers must attend a 15-hour training workshop that is offered twice each year. Our website at www.tacomaliteracy.org will have more information and specific dates for training. There is a nominal charge for training materials, and teaching materials are free. Each tutor trainee has an assigned mentor.

This program listing was last updated: January 8, 2024.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English
  • Improve my math skills
  • Volunteer at a program

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online