Read On Adult Literacy and Learning

Welcome to Read On! We provide adults with tutoring, courses and books to help with literacy, math and computer skills. You are welcome to come to our office in the Lower South wing of the Lethbridge Public Library Main Branch.

Learner support services are offered to adults who wish to talk about their learning needs and goals with Read On. We will help you see ways to reach your goals with help from our program or other organizations.

If you are interested in our program but the cost is a problem, let us know. We may be able to lower or cancel the fee.

What We Offer

Need a tutor? Read On offers tutoring to people who want to get better at reading, writing, math or computers.

If you live in Lethbridge and have skills below a grade 10 level in reading, writing, math or computers, and want to get better  – Read On is more than happy to help!

Registration Cost: $30

Read On offers skills assessments to people wanting to improve their reading, writing, math or communication.

After your assessment, Read On staff will direct you to courses, tutoring or other resources.

Please contact us to make an appointment.

Cost: No fee

Do you speak English well but are having trouble being understood by others? Is getting help with pronunciation something you are interested in? Please contact us to make an appointment.

Registration Cost: $20

Read On has reading, writing, math, computer, listening and speaking courses. We also have courses to help you prepare for your Canadian Citizenship test.  See the bottom of this page or check out our Spring Brochure for a full list of current courses and their costs.

Read On has a large number of books for adults written at different reading levels. Come visit Read On and choose a book or workbook to help you get better at reading.

Register as a learner.

Information for Prospective Tutors

Are you interested in becoming a tutor? We are always looking for more language, math and computer skills tutors. Before registering please consider the questions below. When you have looked through those, click the "Register As A Tutor" button below.

  • Must be 18+ years of age and a high school graduate.
  • Proficient and confident in English—reading, writing, speaking and/or math.
  • Respond creatively and patiently to meet the student’s learning needs.
  • Sensitive, flexible, and understanding of those facing literacy challenges.
  • Sensitive to different cultures and language backgrounds.
  • Reliable, trustworthy, non-judgmental, patient and committed.
  • Acceptable Police and Vulnerable Persons checks are required. A child intervention check may be required.
  • Set up appointments with your students.
  • Establish communication routines for you and your student.
  • Tutor student in skills they require to meet their literacy goals.
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of students at all times.
  • Submit tutoring statistics on time.
  • Contact Read On staff with questions, if your student is missing classes, or if you can no longer tutor.
  • Adults 18 years of age or older who are residents of Alberta and are below a grade 10 level.
  • Prospective tutors will complete a tutor training session, and participate in further training as offered.
  • Read On Staff will meet with tutors for orientation on assigned student(s). This meeting will include information on students' goals, learning plan, and selection of resources.
  • A Safety Orientation will be provided.
  • Tutoring can take place in the library, in a public place or online.
  • Tutors must live close enough to Lethbridge to pick up and drop off materials that will be used with your student(s).
  • 1.5 hours for One-on-One tutoring (1 hour tutoring plus preparation time), ongoing throughout year.
  • 1.5 -3.5 hours for Small class tutoring (1-3 hours tutoring plus preparation time), classes run Feb—Apr, June—Aug, and Oct—Dec.
  • Availability to tutor for at least 6 months after you have completed Tutor Training.
  • Tutors should be available to tutor for at least 6 months after completing Tutor Training.

Register as a tutor.

Our Courses

Reading and talking about a story shows you the beauty of language and the role of your imagination. Together we will help each other understand and appreciate how a story can transport us to other worlds.

Learn the culturally accepted way to speak in Canada and improve your grammar and vocabulary. This class will take to you the next level in communication and can help prepare you for English language tests like CELPIP or IELTS.

Learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. We will also practice fractions, decimals, ratios, rate, and percent. Math skills can help you in daily life, on the job, or with higher level math.

This class will teach you about Canada to help you pass the Canadian Citizenship Test. You will be given homework and must come prepared to take several tests throughout this class.

Read On staff will direct you to classes, tutoring or give you information on other ways to reach your goals. This could be preparing for academic upgrading, online GED courses, preparing for English language tests, or the workplace.

See our Brochure for class information, dates, and times: Read On Spring Brochure


Contact Us

Phone Number: 403-320-4701