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Our Programs

The Literacy Council of Middle Tennessee helps children and adults gain the reading and math skills that are increasingly required in today's economic environment. Our four tutoring programs have helped hundreds of residents get better grades, earn their diplomas, and ultimately have more career opportunities.

Because of the generosity of our volunteer tutors and donors, we are able to provide our services free of charge. 

 

 
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C.O.V.E.R.

Our Community Offered Volunteer Education Resources (C.O.V.E.R.) tutors assist teachers in local elementary schools by providing extra attention to hundreds of area kindergarten and first grade students.  By focusing on early education, the Literacy Council aims to strengthen the academic foundation of these students and increase the likelihood of success in school. 

"Our school is very blessed to have such loving and caring individuals assist our students with their reading skills." - Joshua S., First Grade Teacher
"In my opinion, your services are needed at every school!" - Brenda V., Principal

Availability

Monday – Friday
During normal school hours 

Location

On-site at partner schools

time commitment

2 hours per week

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HiSET Preparation

HiSET tutors assist students in preparing for and taking the High School Equivalency Test. HiSET tutors work one-on-one with their students on a weekly basis, either at the office or at a convenient, public place.

"The Literacy Council of Middle Tennessee has opened my eyes to the understanding that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to."  - Brandon, former HiSET Student
"I am extremely grateful to the LCMT and all those who donate to this wonderful organization. They were the answer to my prayers, and I'm sure they will be to many others!" - Alexander, former HiSET Student

Availability

Monday – Saturday
Morning, Afternoon, or Evening

Location

LCMT office or public place

Time commitment

1 to 2 hours per week

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Tutoring 1st-12th Graders

This program assists 1st-12th grade students in a wide range of academic subjects. Students are given an assessment to identify their weakest academic areas, and the appropriate tutors are selected to focus on students' individual needs.

 

"Thank you so much! (My son) is doing great in school and has become a great student again!" - Parent of 10th-Grade Student

 

Availability

Monday – Saturday
Morning, Afternoon, or Evening

Location

LCMT office

Time commitment

1 to 2 hours per week

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Teaching Adult Learners to Read

Our Adult Learners tutors assist adults who are native speakers of the English language- but have trouble reading- in developing functional reading skills. (For non-native speakers, the LCMT partners with the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville to provide ESL services.)

 

"I caught myself reading (forms at the doctor's office) and it scared me because I couldn't believe it!" - Adult Learners Student, age 56 

Availability

Monday - Saturday
Morning, Afternoon, or Evening

Location

LCMT office or public place

Time commitment

1 to 2 hours per week

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