We offer a variety of learning methods to meet each student's unique educational goals. Class formats vary among sites, but may include:
- One-on-One Tutoring: One or more 90-minute session(s) per week, scheduled according to student needs and tutor availability
- Small Group or Classroom with an instructor
- Learning Labs: Guided independent study*
- Drop-In Tutoring*
NEW! We now offer Virtual/Online Instruction to support students at all locations during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all in-person services and drop-in tutoring are temporarily unavailable.
* Scheduling and availability vary by location
We use a variety of curricula, including the evidence-based Wilson Reading System©, to help students develop reading and spelling skills. Students also learn basic grammar and language skills. We accept students of all abilities, including those with very limited skills and/or those with learning difficulties.
Our holistic approach to language arts and math study incorporates contextualized instruction in academic subjects, including history, social studies, science, and other areas. Comprehensive instruction builds reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing skills, and mathematics in preparation for transition to GED©/HSED work.
Basic math includes simple arithmetic with whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and beginning algebra. Students may work solely on math or in tandem with other ABE studies.
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Meet ABE student, Theresa.
Meet Theresa, our 2019 Student of Inspiration from our Adult Basic Education (ABE) program! From her first day in ABE, Theresa studied hard and worked diligently to overcome the challenges that had always held her back. As a parent of five young children, Theresa is highly involved in their education and often volunteers in their classrooms when assistance is needed. While attending tutoring in ABE, Theresa started a business and built a website to advertise her services.
In the summer of 2018, one year after starting in ABE, she began working towards her HSED. Halfway through the program, a medical condition made her extremely ill. Still, Theresa persisted; she completed the program and earned her HSED. Theresa was still ill at the graduation in December, but she made it across the stage so that her kids could see that moment and be proud of her accomplishments. Thankfully, Theresa has since recovered. Her business is doing well, the kids are doing well in school, and she has plans to grow her client base this summer. Theresa has inspired her peers and the staff and tutors of LSW since arriving in ABE, and she continues to inspire us as she moves her life forward.