VITAL - Volunteers In Tutoring Adult Learners

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Since 1977, the Monroe County Public Library has been home to one of the first library-based adult literacy programs in Indiana. Adults in VITAL improve their literacy skills to achieve their personal learning goals and dreams. 

Services: Free tutoring, for adults provided by VITAL trained volunteers:
  • One-to-One Adult Literacy tutoring to improve reading, writing, comprehension, and basic math skills.
  • One-to-One English as a New Language (ENL) tutoring for beginning ENL learners. (if available, tutors may work with more advanced ENL learners)
  • ENL Conversation Groups for ENL learners with intermediate or higher English conversation skills. Participants practice speaking and listening skills.

Prospective Tutors: VITAL tutors have helped thousands of people achieve greater success in life through literacy. No experience necessary, training is provided. After training, tutors are matched with a learner in their area of interest. Tutors are asked to commit to 2-3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.

To become a VITAL tutor, fill out the Online Tutor Application and register for VITAL Volunteer Orientation. During orientation, new tutors may register for either Basic Literacy or English as a New Language training.

2016 VITAL Quiz Bowl:

To raise money and awareness for the library's adult literacy program twenty-eight teams competed over 4 nights during this annual trivia competition; the 33rd VITAL Quiz Bowl, April 18-21, 2016, aired live from the Monroe County Public Library auditorium, on CATS channel 3.

 (Donations to VITAL are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.)

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