Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) provides a safe and respectful learning environment for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, math, or English-language skills. It offers tutoring, English conversation classes, and helps you prepare for the high school equivalency exam, driver's license test, and citizenship test.

Adults of all ages, nationalities, and economic and social backgrounds are welcome. VITAL’s learner-centric approach accommodates different learning styles by providing individualized lesson plans and high-quality resources.

Not sure if VITAL is for you? Successful students are motivated to learn and have decided for themselves to participate. VITAL might be for you if you have difficulty:

  • identifying letters or words
  • understanding the newspaper
  • filling out forms or standard paperwork
  • doing simple math
  • reading, writing, or speaking in English
  • helping your children with homework
  • with resume and job search basics

VITAL may not always be equipped to serve all learner applicants. Indiana University students are not eligible for one-on-one tutoring. Here are some additional educational and literacy organizations that may be able to assist adult learners. Try these ideas for talking with a friend or client about reading.