The Conejo Valley Adult School Literacy Program provides help with basic literacy skills to adults who need it. The focus of the program is reading, spelling, writing, and basic math. Students meet with tutors, one-on-one, every week for two hours over the course of a year.
We serve English-as-a-second language adults who are over 18, many of whom are taking ESL classes on campus. We also serve native English speakers over 18, who for various reasons have not learned to read or spell at a functional level. Many of our students are mothers or fathers who want to help their children do well at school. Others are workers who need to improve literacy skills for job advancement. We also tutor cerebral palsy students from our on-campus UCP program.
Communities We Serve
Based in Thousand Oaks, California, we serve the communities of the Conejo Valley: Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, and Agoura Hills. We accept students from outside the Conejo Valley, as well.
Our Volunteer Tutors
We have approximately 50 volunteers, each working with a student for a minimum of two hours per week. Some of them are former educators, but most of them have never been involved in the field of education. Some of them are retired, some fresh out of college. The main thing they share is a common desire to help people become more literate adults.
Tutors prepare for the program by taking a training workshop at the Conejo Valley Adult School, offered twice a year. Onsite support and resources are available in the Literacy Center.
A part-time, credentialed teacher coordinates the program. She assesses and places students, matches students with tutors, gives training workshops and offers ongoing support to tutors.
The Literacy Center
Tutoring takes place in the Literacy Center at the Conejo Valley Adult School, 1025 Old Farm Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.
Friday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The center is closed for the months of July and August.
For the coordinator's hours please go to the Center Hours page on the menu.