Literacy Volunteers of East Bay
17 Croade Street, Warren, RI 02885
401-247-2177
literacy@lveb.org

 

Serving East Providence ■ Barrington ■ Warren ■ Bristol ■ Portsmouth ■ Tiverton ■ Little Compton ■ Middletown ■ Newport ■ Jamestown

 

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The following are common questions voiced by potential and current students. If you have
additional questions that are not answered here, please contact us.

How much does tutoring cost?
There is no charge for our services. All instruction is free.

How long is the course of study with a tutor?
There is no fixed period of time for instruction. Students can stay in the program for however long
it is necessary for them to complete their learning goals.

How long is each class or tutoring session?
Each tutoring session lasts for one to two hours.

How many times a week do I see my tutor?
The tutor has committed to meet with their student once a week.

How many people are in each class?
We offer one-to-one instruction: one student, one tutor. Classes for more than one person are
offered periodically as the need arises.

How old do you need to be to join the program?
You must be at least 18 years old and not currently enrolled in high school to be eligible for a
tutor.

Are the tutors at LVEB professional teachers?
LVEB tutors are not professionally trained educators. They are volunteers from your community who
receive approximately 15 hours of preparatory training from our staff.

Can I take classes at other schools while studying with LVEB?
As a student with LVEB, you can study at other schools of higher learning. However, currently
enrolled high school students are not eligible for our services.

Does LVEB have GED classes?
You can study GED with a tutor if you are also enrolled in a GED class (most of our GED
students are enrolled at Bristol-Warren Adult Education, East Providence High School, or East
Providence Community Center GED classes). Your tutor can help you with some parts of the
GED test, and can give you extra help, but most of our tutors can't help with the science, math
and social studies parts of the test.

Can I get a tutor immediately, or do I have to wait?
We usually have a waiting list, but do our best to match students as quickly as possible.

What do I have to do to get a tutor?
First, you must call the office at 401-247-2177 and we will help you make an appointment with
our tester. Then, at your scheduled appointment we will discuss your interests and evaluate your
skills. The meeting lasts about 90 minutes.

Does LVEB give the GED test?
LVEB does not give the GED test. We can provide you with the materials you'll need to study for the
test, but we are not a testing center. We will assist you in finding the GED testing center closest
to your home.

 
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