Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring and a Basic Literacy (BL) tutoring?
ESL Tutoring: ESL tutors teach adult students to speak, read and write in English. ESL students range from those who cannot read or write in any language due to lack of schooling, to those with gaps in their native language and education, to those with advanced degrees in their home countries. ESL students are usually served by one-on-one tutoring or in small groups of 2-5 students.
BL Tutoring: Basic Literacy tutoring serves students who are native English speakers or proficient English speakers, but who are reading AT OR BELOW the 6th grade level. Basic Literacy tutors are trained to teach basic reading and writing skills. LVSF has added numeracy as a tutoring option for Basic Literacy. Basic Literacy tutors also have the option of teaching numeracy skills which are needed for financial literacy and basic job skills.