Training & Education Classes & Groups
Tutoring: Scheduled with Melissa Lang, Academic Program Coordinator
Adults work with tutors one-on-one online or by phone to improve skills in reading, writing, math or English Language Learning (ELL) focusing on a theme. ELL skills include conversation, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary development. Each student is provided an individualized education support plan.
American Citizenship Test Preparation Ongoing, Mondays 3:00-4:30 pm
This online 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 skills. Tutors provide small group instruction and can assist in the application process.
Pens & Pages – an online book group and writing workshop
September 24th – December 10th – Thursdays 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Adults in this online program 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. This fall we are reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Michele Richardson.
September 22nd – December 15th – Tuesdays 1:00 to 3:00 pm
In this newly updated online program, artists and crafters will learn the basics of business – including pricing, inventory management, sales, customer service, and how to use e-commerce to sell their products online. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to participate in an online sales event supported by Mercy Connections, to showcase their work and put their newly-developed skills to use.