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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
Do 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:
Jessica Hoffmaster – Literacy Supervisor
Potential tutors must complete a background check. Background checks are provided by the library free of charge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Search for Spanish-language scholarly content. Includes academic research journals and books from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. IncludesComunicación y Sociedad, Entrepreneur Mexico, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Ludus Vitalis, Nutricion Hospitalaria, Revista de la CEPAL, Boletín del CEMLA, and Darwiniana. Log in with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now to get an eCard.
Read articles from Spanish-language newspapers and magazines, including El Comercio (Perú), El Mercurio (Chile), El Tiempo (Colombia), El País(Uruguay), El Nacional (Venezuela), La Nación(Argentina), La Nación (Costa Rica), People en Español, Entrepreneur México, Contenido and Impacto Latin News. Log in with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now to get an eCard.