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A literacy program for functioning illiterate English-speaking adults.


Offers a literacy program to all English-speaking adults, age 16 or over, living in San Mateo County, who have a desire to learn to read and write better. The program aims to bring adult learners to a functional reading level (or to the level they need and desire for their daily living) and then to refer them to other educational resources in the community. Students are assigned an individual tutor-volunteer who has received 12 hours of instruction in teaching basic reading and writing. The tutor and student meet twice a week at the library or another site in the community. Small group instruction is also available at various sites. An on-going class is required for new adult learners while awaiting a tutor. Volunteer tutors are always needed.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 1 block.
125 Lessingia Court, San Mateo, CA 94402 37.5102705 -122.3352206 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair





English-speaking adults, high school dropouts, people with limited reading and/or writing skills


English-speaking, ready to commit to working with a tutor, capable of keeping appointments

How to Apply:

Apply by phone.

Service Wait Estimate:

Approximately 2-4 weeks.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County