A Community Literacy Resource
Who we are: Whatcom Learning is a not-for-profit, community literacy resource. Our mission is to help beginning and challenged readers ages five to 90 learn to read in English. The emphasis is on early intervention with one-to-one tutoring assistance from trained community volunteers utilizing the additional support of computers to reinforce literacy skills.
We believe that lives can be improved and many of society's problems can be reduced by teaching children and adults how to read.
Who can use our help? At-risk students, children with diagnosed reading disorders, ESL (English as Second Language) children or adults, parents with underdeveloped skills, students with diagnosed reading disorders, and home schooled children whose families seek assistance. Note: Reading level must be 3rd grade or below.
Who can become tutors? High-schoolers and adults who are willing to become trained, commit to tutor for the school year, and have a heart for helping others. All adult volunteers must pass a Washington State Patrol background check.
If you want reading help or to volunteer as a tutor, please call 371-3978 or email: email@example.com
The director: Linda Gorsuch, is a retired school psychologist with training as a special education teacher. Linda offers private tutoring and assessments for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
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Location and Dates
2012-2013 School Year
Blaine Senior Center
763 G Street
Across the street from Blaine Schools
We meet Mondays and Wednesdays for one hour tutoring sessions.
Two time slots are available:
Either 3 to 4PM OR 4 to 5PM
We follow the Blaine School District Calendar for holidays.
As a not-for-profit resource, we welcome donations. We are especially seeking donations of working, Wi-Fi enabled, computer laptops or iPads.
We offer tutoring twice a week for about an hour. There is a minimal fee of $2.00 per session that can be adjusted based on need.
We are a mobile literacy lab and use a van to transport needed literacy materials from site to site. If you are interested in hosting another site please let us know