Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area
C/o: Fitchburg Public Library
610 Main St., 2nd Floor
PO BOX 7197
Fitchburg, MA 01420 978-343-8184 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday — 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday — 11 AM – 4:30 PM
Evenings & Saturdays by appointment
“[My tutor] teaches me culture and life beyond language. This gives me the strength to live in the future and have dreams. Sincerely, I [have] noticed that the more language I learn, the more real experience[s I have]” – Student Annie
Established in 1973, Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area (LVMont) is a private, nonprofit organization which provides free, confidential, and individualized tutoring to adults in basic literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
LVMont specializes in teaching adults whose literacy skills are below the 6th grade level or who have limited conversational English skills, especially those who cannot or will not attend classes due to fear, embarrassment, past failure in school, or difficulties with child care, transportation or scheduling.
LVMont’s students are from the United States and 18 countries from every continent.
We recruit volunteers and provide them with 18 hours of free training in either basic literacy or ESOL.
We recruit, interview and assess students prior to matching and annually.
Volunteer tutors provide 2 hours per week of free, confidential and individualized instruction.
We provide professional support to tutors through monthly contact, personal appointments, open houses, additional trainings, a quarterly newsletter, an annual recognition event, and re-assessment to monitor progress.
We conduct two free 20-hour citizenship classes per year, including materials.
We conduct free conversation circles at libraries in our service area where participants can improve their fluency and confidence in conversational English.