Basic Reading Classes
Reading classes (known as Adult Basic Education, or ABE) are for students who speak English fluently but still need to learn or improve their basic reading and writing skills. ABE classes are one-to-one, i.e., one student per tutor.
Classes start at the most basic beginner level. All prospective students are tested before placement and some students who may not be a fit for our volunteer-led program may be referred elsewhere. Classes are structured around a curriculum, but tutors are also encouraged to supplement with materials of particular interest to their student.
Throughout their time with us, ABE students are encouraged to access other services, such as our Transition services, the United Way THRIVE program, services from other agencies, or appropriate supplemental classes offered at Literacy Advance.
When a student is ready, we will work with them on transition - often to GED classes or further student with another program.
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- 205 basic reading students (Adult Basic Education, or ABE)
- 1,325 basic English students (English as a Second Language, or ESL)
- 800 classes
- 99% of students made progress toward a life goal
- 235 volunteer tutors
- 16 Family Literacy Events
- 1,550 Family Literacy attendees
- 1 new satellite campus - Waller County!