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Adults, who are age 18 and older and need to improve their reading or math skills, can receive one-to-one tutoring to help prepare for the high school equivalency or need to raise their skills.  The Family Literacy Center is a 501c3 nonprofit volunteer tutor organization that is dedicated to helping those who struggle with reading. We offer one-to-one tutoring designed to improve reading, writing, understanding, and math skills. 


  • Why should I improve my reading or math skills?  Reading and math are necessary skills for employment and communication. Studies from the PIACC have shown that adults who improve their reading comprehension skills understand work instructions better, are more productive at work, communicate more effectively, and have better job opportunities. 

  • How much will this cost me? There is no cost for our tutoring services, thanks to our generous donors and volunteers. We are supported through individual donations, community partnerships, and grants.  Students who follow our literacy program will get access to free resources and materials.  Additionally, students will be supported throughout our program through one-to-one tutoring.  At the Family Literacy Center, we want to help you get to your reading goals with as little cost to you as possible. 

  • How long will this take? The first appointment is set for the intake assessment and is about two hours. Once the assessment is completed, students will be paired with a tutor. Tutoring sessions can arranged to fit most schedules. We recommend at least meeting with one of our trained tutors once a week for 1-2 hours. Completion of a student's goals depends on the person. You are a unique individual and at the Family Literacy Center, we understand that people learn in different ways. Our trained tutors will work with you to find the best way to help unlock your learning potential. 


  • How can I get started? We would love to help you. You can contact our office for more information or to make an appointment; Call 810-664-2737 or email  The Family Literacy Center serves the Lapeer area. We also have At your first appointment, we will walk you through our program, take some information down, and have you do a reading and math assessment. This is a useful tool to let us know where your skills are at so we can help you get to your reading and/or math skill goals.

  • What should I bring to my first appointment? You'll need a valid photo ID and know your social security number. A driver's license or state ID is best. If you don't have one right away, that's okay. We can help you with the process of getting one. Also having a growth mindset and being ready to learn helps a lot! 

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