How To Become a LVSF Student

Want to learn how to read, write or speak English?

Want to work with a tutor to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test and become a U.S. citizen?

Become a LVSF student!

How to become an LVSF student

All potential students need to make an orientation appointment or attend an orientation session with a literacy coordinator. This orientation includes: filling out an application, having an interview, reviewing student guidelines, setting goals, taking a test, and deciding upon a schedule. Call (505) 428-1353. 

Where tutoring takes place

Tutoring takes place in a variety of public places, and with exception, in homes:

Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring happens at Santa Fe Community College, all Santa Fe Public Libraries, Santa Fe Public Schools, other colleges, various churches, coffee shops, community centers and at any public place where both the tutor and student(s) are comfortable.

Workplace ESL tutoring happens on-site at a student’s workplace. This type of tutoring usually comes at the request of the employer and an agreement is made with a workplace supervisor as to the time and location of the tutoring group. We try to negotiate for the students to be fully or partially compensated for attending ESL lessons.

How long does it take to be matched with a tutor

The matching process for a tutor usually takes 2-6 weeks. It can take longer if there is difficulty finding a tutor who meets particular student’s schedule and needs.