Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Improve Reading, Writing and Math skills
The ABE program is for adults* wanting to work towards getting a High School Equivalency Diploma and/or for those who want to increase their reading and/or math skills.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL)
Improve your English
Learn and/or Improve your English
This program is for adults* who are new speakers of English and want to improve their English speaking, listening, and writing skills.
Literacy Volunteers of Broome-Tioga provides free, confidential tutoring with trained volunteer tutors. Sessions are generally held once a week for 1-2 hours per session.
Several options are available (note current tutoring options listed below).
Current tutoring OPTIONS during COVID-19
Option 1: Meet with a tutor virtually using Zoom / Facetime. (Available for most ABE and ESL students).
Option 2: Receive worksheets in the mail. Meet with tutor “over the phone.” (Available for most ABE and ESL students).
NOTE: The following are UNAVAILABLE during COVID-19. These options may return in the future:
Traditional 1-1 tutoring — Tutor meets with a student at an agreed upon
time and place. These places are usually a local library, church or school.
Sessions are generally held once a week for 1-2 hours per session.
Math Lab – group setting of tutors and students
English Lab – group setting of tutors and students
ESL Conversation Lab – group setting of tutors and students
Short Term Mini Classes (on specific skills)
*Note: Students 16 -21 years of age cannot be enrolled in school to attend LVBTC