Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Adult Literacy

The Adult Literacy program assists adult learners to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency. The program also assists adults in the completion of a secondary school education.

Kirkwood coordinates volunteer tutor programs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Washington. Tutors are recruited, trained in basic teaching techniques, and matched with an adult who can benefit from instruction in English, reading or math. Tutoring services are available to adults who have not earned a secondary diploma or its equivalent.

Through the Adult Literacy program, Kirkwood offers classes to English language learners. Instruction focuses on the development of English skills in life and work contexts. Classes are offered in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Volunteer tutors may also be available to learners who are unable to attend the classes.