Adult Literacy and ESL

A member organization of ProLiteracyGroup ESL classes and personalized one-on-one tutoring are available to anyone in St. Lawrence County at no cost.

Our tutors help adults (and teens ages 14 and up) with:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking in English (ESL)
  • Math skills
  • Test preparation for NYSED High School Equivalency Test (TASC)

A Personalized Plan for Learning Hands writing information on a calendar

Your one-on-one tutor will customize your learning plan based on your needs. We'll use an initial test and an interview to find out your current skills and your learning goals.

Success Stories

"This program helped me to learn all the math I needed so that I could pass the TASC test and get my high school diploma - FINALLY! Now I am enrolled in college for the spring semester." A.S.D. - age 38

"​I moved here from another state as a senior in high school and was afraid I would be unable to pass the 5 Common Core Regents Exams that New York State public schools require. After working with the Literacy Program, I was able to set up my own study program and take the TASC test 6 months after my arrival in New York State. I passed it on the first try and am not attending college in Arizona." O.K. - age 18

"​I am learning to speak English much better even though I took English classes in my home country - I never thought I would leave Spain, so I didn't think it was necessary to know English!" A.C.S. - ESL student - Occupational Therapist

"​I have had a few different tutors and each one has helped me improve my speaking and how I understand others." R.J. - ESL student 


Email us at to get a tutor, or call 315-265-7230!

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