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Academic Classes, Tutorials & Skill Building

Ongoing Training & Education Classes and Groups 

Tutoring (January 9 – June 9)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am to 11:30 am  AND Tuesdays 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Adults work with tutors one-on-one or in small groups to improve skills in reading, writing, math or learning the English language.  English Language Learning (ELL) skills include conversation, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary development. Each student’s learning needs are assessed to provide an individualized plan of support.

American Citizenship Test Preparation (January 13 -June 8)
Mondays 9:30 to 11:00 am 

This class prepares people for the U.S. Citizenship Test. Students will study United States history, government, and geography. Each class includes practice questions and answers from the U.S. Citizenship Test and time to practice English Language Learning. Tutors provide small group instruction and can assist in the application process.

Pens & Pages – a book group and writing workshop (January 9 – June 4)
Thursdays 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Adults in this group share a love of reading and improve their writing fluency in a supportive community. Using books donated by the Vermont Humanities Council, students explore themes in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Discussions and writing exercises encourage creativity and provide opportunities for feedback.

Vermont Community Leadership Training (January 21 – April 28) 
Tuesdays 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Want to make a difference in your community? This program will provide you with leadership skills to help with this. Our one-of-a-kind leadership and civic experience combines exciting community-based projects with leadership and self-awareness activities for all abilities. As you participate, you will gain confidence and find your voice about the issues affecting you and your family.

Computer Tutorials
Wednesdays 2:00 to 4:00 pm – by appointment

Come refresh your computer skills or learn the basics, like how to create documents, use the Internet, check your email, etc. with our volunteer computer Tutor.

Participants are welcome to use Alan’s Computer Room when tutorials are not in session.