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 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. 

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

Call 901-201-6157 to make an intake appointment, and thank you for joining the Literacy Mid-South family!

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 joining the Literacy Mid-South family!

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Today a reader.

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Margaret Fuller.

American Journalist, Critic, and Womens' Rights Advocate