Adult Learning Program

The Adult Learning Program at Literacy Mid-South has provided small group and one-on-one education services to adults who read on a 6th-grade level or below for more than thirty years.

How We Teach

Small Learning Groups:

Adult learners on the same grade level work in small learning groups facilitated by volunteer instructors who use innovative, collaborative learning models that make use of real-world examples and allow the students to learn at their own pace.

You can facilitate a group for basic reading or for English language learners. For English conversation groups some options of locations could be Catholic Charities or Gaisman Community Center. Reading groups will meet at libraries or other partner locations. 


Individual Tutoring:

Volunteers work one-on-one with adult learners to help them achieve their educational or personal goals like driver's education preparation or credential attainment.  Individual tutoring takes place in all of the Memphis libraries. 

Interested in becoming a learner with Literacy Mid-South?

We offer tutoring for adults in reading, math, and English language learning. You can choose the library that is most convenient for you and the tutor will meet you there! There is a one-time $10 fee, then all tutoring is free. 

Call 901-327-6000 to make an intake appointment.

Tutor an Adult

Literacy Mid-South offers tutor training workshops several times a year for volunteer 18 years of age or older. 

Review the upcoming tutor training workshops, and choose one that fits your schedule.

Complete the Literacy Mid-South tutor application.  

Questions before you complete the application? Check out our video about our program!

You will receive an evite about 2 weeks before the training, just RSVP there if you are still able to attend. 

Attend your chosen tutor training workshop.  

Thank you for deciding to become a part of our team!

We were the people who were not in the papers. 

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. 

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale