What age students do you take?

Anyone 16 years or older is eligible for our programs.  Current students range in age from 20 to 60.

How do students enroll?

First, the prospective student calls 505-886-3333 to schedule an interview or come by the office.  Next, we conduct a skills assessment and interview.  The student is then placed on a waiting list until matched with a tutor.

How long will it take to get started?
Finding a tutor for a student usually takes about six to eight weeks. Once a student and tutor are matched, they meet at mutually agreed upon times at an approved location.  Optimally, student and tutor meet twice a week for 2 hours each session.

Where do student and tutor meet?

Tutors and students meet at locations convenient to both.  Some meet in the RWALP offices, while other meet in libraries, churches or other approved locations.

What about transportation to sessions?

Students are responsible for their own transportation.  Tutors and students are free to select sites that are accessible to public transportation.  The only requirement is that tutoring sessions take place in a public location.

How long will it take to learn to read?

It depends on the student’s skill level.  Progress generally occurs anywhere between 2 to 6 months.

What if the student does not read at all?

We use nationally recognized methods and materials to teach adult students to read as well as other basic tools for learning to read. If need be, we start with teaching the alphabet.

How long can a student stay in the program?

Tutors and students work together as long as necessary to achieve the student’s goals and objectives.  Most students stay in the program from 18 to 24 months.

What about homework?

Students are expected to complete assignments and to practice their new reading and language skills outside the classroom.

How much does it cost?

Tutoring is provided free-of-charge.
Still have questions? Call 505-886-3333 or visit Read “Write” Adult Literacy Program