The Learning Center

We have free tutoring for children and adults at The Learning Center!


We tutor 1st – 12th grade students in reading and math. We tutor adults in basic skills, GED, English language, and college support.

Get Free Tutoring

Contact Literacy Supervisor Jessica Hoffmaster at 219-873-3043 to sign up for free tutoring assistance. We conduct an assessment to determine the student’s educational needs. We match students with a tutor who is knowledgeable and trained in the subject area. Students and tutors meet at the library for sessions at mutually agreed upon times. Sessions generally last from 1/2  hour to 1 hour.

Volunteer as a Tutor

person in front of class with 'literacy' on chalk boardDo you love to read? Share that with someone else. The Learning Center is in need of a few good people! We have students on a waiting list for tutoring assistance, especially for reading. Give just a few hours a week. You can make a big difference in the lives of students in our community.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer literacy tutor, please contact:

Learning Center
Jessica Hoffmaster – Literacy Supervisor

Potential tutors must complete a background check. Background checks are provided by the library free of charge.

Learning Resources



Learn English or 80 other languages using this free website and app! Register using your library card number. Each lesson is led by a native speaker, and includes pictograms and a translation in your language. Score your pronunciation, have virtual conversations with native speakers, and play back recordings. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now to get an eCard.

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Reading Skills for Today's Adults

A free web-based service from the Marshall Adult Education program. Includes leveled reading selections for adults learning how to read and building their reading skills. Topics include employment, housing, health, money, and more. Logo

Free online lessons in reading, math, computers, money, work skills, and more. GCFLearnFree helps you learn essential skills needed to live and work. A program of the Goodwill Community Foundation.

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Read It!

Adapted reading material designed for ELL students or others with a basic foundation in reading and English grammar. The customized articles and quizzes promote reading comprehension and proficiency. A text-to-speech tool also enables students to listen to text. Log in with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now to get an eCard.


Testing and Education Reference Center

Over 300 practice tests and courses, covering the HSE (high school equivalency), SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and more. Also includes information on schools and training programs, a virtual career library, scholarship search, and online resume builder. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now to get an eCard.

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Khan Academy

Take free online classes in math, science, computing, economics, test preparation, history, art and more. Work at your own pace to learn the skills you need. Covers basic/beginners level to college level.

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Rosetta Stone

Learn a new language using this technology-based language learning software. Level one only; not for use in K-12 schools. Log in with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now to get an eCard.