Want to learn how to read better? Want to practice your English? Need help getting ready for the GED?  

Adult Literary Services at the Martin County Library offers one-on-one tutoring and small classes for adults, ages 18 and over. We can help you sign up for a library card and show you how to use library books and databases. We also can connect you to other programs in the community.

Below you will find information about classes, programs and links to free online resources. For questions or more information about our literacy services, please contact our Adult Literary Coordinator or call (772) 219-4960. | Ver esta página web en Español

Classes:

Online Resources:

The Martin County Library offers access to the below online language learning resources with your free Library Card.

  • Duolingo – A free website and mobile app you can use to learn commonly-spoken languages, including ESL.
  • Rosetta Stone – An online language learning solution that offers language learning lessons for 30 different languages.
  • LinkedIn Learning – An online educational platform that offers thousands of online courses and in-demand skills.

Classes:

Classes at the library: Each Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., the Robert Morgade library holds a U.S. Citizenship Class to help with the citizenship application and prepare for the citizenship test. Registration for the class is required. 

Online Resources:

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services: The Citizenship Resource Center has a collection of free helpful resources and free study materials for a variety of users including: Immigrants who are interested in becoming U.S. citizens.

classes:

GED classes are available for a cost from Indian River State College and the Martin County School District.

Online Resources:

GED Testing Service: The GED Testing Service offers free study guides explaining the skills that are covered in each GED® test subject and include sample questions.

CAREER PREP:

Peterson's Career Prep: Find careers that suit you best, research career options, and create the perfect resume to land a new job.

The Martin County library offers one-on-one adult tutoring for the following:

  • Learn to read: help for adults who have difficulties with reading
  • Learn English: reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Life skills: reading, writing and math for daily life.
  • GED and/or Citizenship preparation. 

To schedule one-on-one tutoring, please contact our Adult Literacy Coordinator.

Golden Gate Center for Enrichment: Offers free classes and workshops focusing on education, career readiness, health and nutrition, and arts and culture.

Indian River State College: Offers an adult education GED prep program, and an English as a second language program with a fee per semester.

Martin County School District: Offers English for Speakers of Other Languages classes and GED classes at their centers in Stuart and Indiantown for an enrollment fee.

Hispanics In Action: Offers free language and citizenship classes with native teachers on the Treasure Coast. Individual, group, in-person, or virtual options are available.

KinDoo Family Center: Offers free educational language, health, and art-based programs that meet the needs and values of the community in Indiantown.

​Helping People Succeed: Provides free opportunities and choices that help children, families and adults improve their quality of life through education, training, and employment.

El Sol: Provides free education and skills that help people become financially stable and integrated members of Jupiter and neighboring communities. Literacy, workplace, and technology classes are available.

Literacy Volunteers

Adult Literary Services at the Martin County Library System offers volunteer opportunities to provide literacy enrichment through lessons in ESL (English as a Second Language), U.S. Citizenship and GED preparation. You can help adult learners acquire the ability to read, write, speak and listen in English, and to use those skills to meet individual needs. Teaching/tutoring experience is preferred but not required.

MCLS will provide training, teaching materials, and support of volunteer tutors, and will match tutors and learners. Volunteers are required to attend the orientation and on-boarding processes, and will learn proper policies and procedures for providing and maintaining learning services. Applicants may be susceptible to background checks. For more information, view our Adult Literacy Volunteer Guide.

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Become a literacy tutor!

To volunteer as an adult literacy tutor, please complete our Library Volunteer Application below and drop it off at your local Martin County Library branch location, or apply in person.