Student FAQs

What age are Literacy Action’s students?

Anyone 18 years or older is eligible for our programs. Our current students range in age from 18 to nearly 80.

How do students enroll?

First, the prospective student calls 501-372-7323 (for Little Rock) or 501-329-7323 (for Conway) to schedule an intake. Next, we conduct a skills assessment in our Little Rock or Conway office. The student is then placed on a waiting list until matched with a tutor.

How long will it take to get started?

Matching a student with a tutor usually takes a few weeks.

Where do students and tutors meet?

Tutors and students meet at public locations convenient to both, such as branch libraries, churches, or other public places.

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. Most students see progress in a few months.

What if the student does not read at all?

We use nationally recognized methods and materials to teach adult students the alphabet and other basic tools for learning to read.

How long can a student stay in the program?

Tutors and students work together as long as is necessary to achieve the student’s goals and objectives. Most students stay in the program from 12 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 or visit Literacy Action today!