FREE Courses

Tri-County Literacy Council offers a variety of FREE training programs in the setting and environment that best suit your learning style and goals.

“A friendly, non-judgemental, helpful, and more private place to enjoy learning.” More specifically, we offer:

One-on-One Tutoring

Trained volunteers are matched with learners who require individualized instruction. Like volunteers, learners indicate their preferences in terms of:

  • desired location of tutoring  (learner/volunteer home or neutral location including the offices of Tri-County Literacy Council)
  • male/female tutor
  • smoking/non-smoking
  • preferred days and times to meet
  • skills required etc.

Matches made are based on suitability and not a first come first served basis. Tutoring is free and confidential.It is intended especially for learners unable to attend the times of traditional training, or who may have emotional/social issues associated with returning to an educational program. Some learners have special learning needs that can be best accommodated by trained tutors. This is especially true when the learner needs assistance with specific skills related to their employment. Other learners may simply require confidentiality.

Small Group Classroom

Small groups offer students the opportunity to work towards goals of further education or employment in a non-intimidating classroom setting. Classes consist of a maximum of 10 students, allowing for group and individual instruction.

Teamwork encourages students to develop communication skills and to work successfully in a group environment. We focus on improving reading skills, numeracy and workforce communication.

Students can join the class at any time.

e-Learning

Today’s computer technology will help you reach tomorrow’s goals. As computer skills are linked with literacy goals, e-Learning is incorporated in most courses. Depending on which course you are taking, the following may be part of your program:

  • keyboarding practices
  • using e-mail
  • creating spreadsheets
  • surfing the Internet
  • taking online courses
  • developing resumes and cover letters