Adult Learning Program

The Adult Learning Program at Literacy Mid-South has provided small group and one-on-one education services to adults for almost 50 years.

We offer tutoring for adults who would like to improve their reading and writing skills, digital literacy skills, and for non-native English speakers who would like to improve their English skills. 

How We Teach

Small Learning Groups:

Adult learners on the same 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 learners to work 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 or online via video chat. 

Become a Learner

We offer tutoring for adults in reading, math, computers/technology, and English language learning.

You can choose the library that is most convenient for you and the tutor will meet you there. You can also meet your tutor online via video chat.

Sessions will be 1-2 times a week for 45 minutes to an hour. 

Call 901-201-6157 to make an intake appointment.

Your intake appointment will take about 2 hours. 

There is a one-time $10 fee, then all tutoring is free. 

Thank you for joining the Literacy Mid-South family!

Volunteer with LMS!

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

Find more info here about how you can help

Review the upcoming new volunteer info sessions

Fill out the form to sign up to find out more about volunteering with us. 

Thank you for joining the Literacy Mid-South family!

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