ABLE charges no fees for any of its services or supplies for students
IT'S FOR ADULTS.
Anyone 16 years of age or older and not in school may participate in the ABLE program.
Each student has his/her own tutor. Tutors teach one-on-one. Sessions are private and arranged to meet the schedules of the student and teacher.
All student information is kept confidential.
IT'S CENTRALLY LOCATED.
ABLE offices and tutor rooms are located in the Etta & Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center in downtown Jefferson City.
A Bit of able HISTORY
ABLE was established in 1985 with the goal of promoting literacy in Jefferson City and the surrounding communities. At that time, state and federal sources revealed significant numbers of functionally illiterate individuals in the area as well as increasing numbers of high school dropouts. To address this issue, ABLE trained tutors and offered classes to help adults over the age of 16 improve their reading ability in space provided by the Thomas Jefferson Library (currently known as The Missouri River Regional Library).
HOW ABLE CAN HELP YOU
ABLE provides free, one-on-one instruction for those over age 16 who want to improve their reading skills. Readers work with tutors who meet with them on a regular basis, usually once or twice a week. Tutors are volunteers who undergo training that prepares them to work with adult learners and help them achieve their literacy goals. Since its beginning, ABLE has worked with hundreds of adult learners and offered thousands of hours of instruction.
Individual reading goals are as varied as each learner. Some want to read to their children or grandchildren, and some want to improve their writing skills. New readers from countries throughout the world learn English grammar and pronunciation, and many study for citizenship tests. Still others find that high levels of reading and comprehension skills are required for today’s jobs and work with ABLE tutors to achieve their employment goals.
Whatever your goal, ABLE is ready to help. Contact ABLE at 573-636-5558 to schedule an appointment.