Tacoma Literacy Council, Tacoma, Washington

Welcome Student Learners

If you or someone you know would like help, please call 253.272.2471

Tacoma Area Literacy Council TALC provides free and confidential tutoring in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Basic math
  • GED preparation
  • Learning English as a Second Language
  • Citizenship test preparation

So you can:

  • Get a better job
  • Help your kids in school
  • Get your GED
  • Continue your schooling
  • Reach your personal goal

You will work one-to-one with a tutor and:

  • Set your own goals
  • Go at your own speed
  • Meet in a public place at a convenient time

Tacoma Area Literacy Council Personal requirements:

  • You must be a Pierce County resident
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Commit to meeting twice a week with your tutor
  • Commit to meeting continuously for at least 6 months
  • Purchase your books. The cost is low and scholarships are available.
  • Do the Homework

Study tips:

  • Practice reading every day
  • Decide on a time and place to study
  • Keep a folder of your work
  • Be patient, learning takes time
  • ESL students should speak English every day

Naheda, a Kurdish refugee who knew no English when she came to the U. S. wrote, "I have a teacher. She is teaching me English. Now I can talk to people, answer the phone, work at a job, help my children with homework and I know how to spell some words!"

Robert couldn't read one question on a test he had to pass or he was out of the union, out of a job and out of luck. After 11 months of hard work, he scored 97 on the test and increased his pay from $9.25 to $20.50 an hour. He kept his job.

Please contact us
All information is kept confidential and is for our records only.

Tacoma Literacy Council
Box 7210, Tacoma, WA 98417-0210

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