Welcome to the OC Read Learner page. Here you will find information about becoming a learner, as well as useful content for current learners. For more assistance, contact the office.
Interested in becoming a learner?
OC Read offers services to anyone who is a resident of Orange County and:
- Is 16 years or older
- Is not enrolled in the K-12 school system
- Wants to improve their foundational reading and writing skills
- Have 2 hours a week to devote to tutoring
Though OC Read strives to serve the ELL community to the fullest extent possible, tutoring is conducted in English, so learners must have conversational command of the language.
All services are free and confidential. For more details about the program, visit the FAQ on the About OC Read page, or contact the office! OC Read staff are available Mondays through Thursdays from 10 to 7, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 to 5. You can reach the office by calling (714) 566-3070, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips for Successful Learners
All learners with OC Read commit to 2 hours a week of tutoring time. To get the most out of each of your sessions, check out these quick tips.
Contribute to lesson planning
You are a learning partner, and your ideas are at least 50% of the lesson planning process. Always tell your tutor if there is anything you do not understand, if your goals change, or if there is something else you would like to work on.
Continue to practice what you learn at home
It takes constant and consistent work to make progress with your reading and writing goals. Talk with your tutor to find the right level of independent work to do each week.
Keep in touch with OC Read
Reading the OC Read newsletter and participating in OC Read programming is a great way to practice your skills outside of tutoring, and to stay connected with the program. Join the Learner Leadership group to pave the way for future adult learners, and share your opinion on OC Read adult programming.
When it comes time to launch
Work closely with OC Read staff when you reach your goals, or your skills move beyond the level that OC Read's services cover. OC Read's literacy coordinators will help you find a new program or other resources in your area.