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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
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
How long is each
class or tutoring session?
Each tutoring session lasts for one to
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
Are the tutors at LVEB
LVEB tutors are not professionally trained
educators. They are volunteers from your
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,
enrolled high school students are not
eligible for our services.
Does LVEB have GED
You can study GED with a tutor if you
are also enrolled in a GED class (most of
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
GED test, and can give you extra help, but
most of our tutors can't help with the
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
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
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
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
to your home.