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Free Tutor Training Workshop 

The next tutor training workshop will be held on Saturday April 5 & 12, 2014 from 8:45 - 4:15 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.  Both sessions are required for certification, and you must preregister by clicking on the Volunteer Registration Quick Link on the left, by calling the office at 301-600-2066 or by coming to the office in person.  The training will prepare you to tutor a student in either basic reading or English as a Second Language.  


Saturday Office Hours 

The office will now be open on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon.  We hope this will be helpful to tutors and students who cannot visit the office during our normal weekday hours.  As always, it is a good idea to call before coming in, 301-600-2066, just in case there is an emergency situation that prevents the volunteer from opening the office that day.


Do you know...

An estimated 14% of the U.S. population and 11% of Marylanders do not read well enough to understand a newspaper or fill out a job application?

6252 people, 34% of the foreign-born population of Frederick County, have trouble speaking English?

Explore this site to discover ways that you can make a difference.


...What we do

For 50 years we have offered free one-to-one tutoring in basic reading, writing, and spelling to English speaking adults. We also provide similar services and small group instruction in conversational English, reading, writing, and spelling to non-English speaking adults.

We teach approximately 175 adults each year and have approximately 30 students waiting for tutors!


Tutor In-service Sessions Scheduled

Upcoming monthly sessions have been scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, March 26 -  Using "Easy English News" and "News For You Today" and how to access them on the computer.  The two best supplemental materials we have for your student!

Wednesday, April 30 -  Using the Rosetta Stone program and the projector in the LCFC office.  Written instructions will be given out.

Wednesday, May 28 -  Using "Essential English Idioms,"  "Essentials of Grammar," and "Patterns in Spelling" supplemental textbooks.

Wednesday, June 25 -  How to use GED materials and how to apply for and study for U.S. Citizenship.

Please contact the office at 301-600-2066 or stafffrederickliteracy@gmail.com for more information and to RSVP if you plan to attend.


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