The Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program offers free, one-to-one tutoring for adults reading at or below 6th grade level. We work with both Basic Literacy students and new English learners. Our certified tutors provide on-going work with students until they have reached the level of reading they wish to attain in a fun, inviting atmosphere for learning. Programs include:

Basic Literacy program

In our Basic Literacy program, tutors teach adult students the fundamentals of reading and writing.

English-as-a-Second-Language program

In our English-as-a-Second-Language program, tutors work with adult students who are learning the fundamentals of understanding and speaking English; the emphasis is on conversational English, with some time spent on reading and writing.

Upcoming Tutor Training

The next all-day English-as-a-Second-Language tutor training session will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019.  

Workplace Literacy Project

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Adult Literacy Lending Library

RAALP maintains a resource lending library for tutor/student use. Our library includes reading materials that are classified as “High/Low” (of high interest to adults, but at a low reading level, suitable for new readers). We also have pre-high school equivalency preparation materials; various workbooks and textbooks for teaching phonics, spelling, basic math, reading, and writing; special-topic books for new readers focused on adult life skills such as learning to drive, consumer skills, and filling out applications; word games (Junior Scrabble; Bananagrams); and children’s easy reader and mid-grade level books.

Tutor Training

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Continuing Education for Tutors

RAALP conducts periodic in-service workshops for tutors on such topics as: Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with Your Student; Teaching Word Syllables to New Readers; Cultural Competencies; Learning Differences; Math Review for Tutors.

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00-12:00