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How We Study

Literacy tutor working with a learnerLiteracy Services, formerly Adult Learning Program, provides a friendly, supportive atmosphere in which every learner’s needs and goals are valued.  Learners receive one-to-one tutoring, set to their own pace. All services are confidential and free.

When we study:

  • A learner and tutor meet at least twice a week for 1 ½ hours each session and set their own schedule.  Tutoring can be scheduled daytime or evening, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We believe that:

  • We all learn from each other.
  • Learners and tutors are learning partners.
  • Learning is fun and exciting.
  • Learners and tutors have individual learning styles and goals.
  • Each tutor and learner has a unique life history.
  • How something is taught is as important as what is taught

Every learner in the program:

  • Works on specific literacy goals, such as learning the alphabet, reading a book or learning to complete a job application.
  • Reads and writes at every session.
  • Starts with beginning skills and builds to more complex ones, filling in holes in previous learning.
  • Reads printed materials, handwritten materials and information on a computer screen.
  • Writes using pencil, pen and the computer keyboard.

Every tutoring session includes:

  • Structured, step-by-step instruction in basic skills such as phonics, sight words, handwriting, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, vocabulary, and comprehension.
  • Attention to a learner’s individual literacy needs and goals, such as filling out job applications, writing personal letters, or reading books to a child.

In addition to one-to-one tutoring, some learners study in small groups toward special goals, such as creative writing, computer skills, or registering to vote.

Contact Information

Library Learning Center
Literacy Services
literacy@carlsbadca.gov
760-931-4510

3368 Eureka Place
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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General Information

Library Learning Center hours
Monday  Thursday
9 a.m.  8 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m.  5 p.m.