READING IS AN ESSENTIAL SKILL TO SURVIVE IN OUR CULTURE

yet many people lack these basic reading and language skills. The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation created–

FWPLF_PRIORITYLiteracyPMS

One in five adults in Tarrant County is not literate

 Priority Literacy, a free program at the Fort Worth Library designed to encompass the four English language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

The program helps adults in the following ways:
• Provides one-to-one tutoring for adult participants at no charge
• Is tailored to individual participant’s needs
• Takes place at a public library

We are eager to help students interested in learning and improving their English, but to accomplish this we need volunteers who will be rewarded immeasurably by working one-on-one with our students. The following testimonial from student Marisol Arceo and tutor Joan Russey demonstrates the strong bond that can develop in the one-to-one instructional setting; such bonds facilitate success.

SONY DSC

Marisol can find no words to describe her feelings of gratefulness towards her tutor, who makes her feel important and special. She feels blessed to have found Priority Literacy.

Joan admires Marisol for her independence. She brings written stories to class about her family and friends, which then leads to lessons on corrections, reading, and the proper pronunciation of words. Marisol is a very dedicated student because she wants to be able to communicate with her children’s teachers.

For more information on participating as a tutor or student, please contact:
Carmelina Holloway, Ph.D.
(817)948-9322 or (817)871-8022
500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
email: carmelina@fwlibraryfoundation.org

PriorityLiteracyInfograph