Literacy Volunteers of East Bay

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay (LVEB) is part of the Education and Career Pathways program at EBCAP and it provides one-to-one tutoring and small group classes for adults. We provide free help with: reading and writing, math skills, speaking English, GED preparation, basic computer skills and citizenship. These services are free and confidential.

Who We Serve

LVEB helps adult learners who find regular classroom learning difficult. This format offers individualized instruction, encourages active involvement, ensures immediate corrective feedback, builds a strong rapport between tutor and adult learner, and is flexible, since adult learners and tutors set their own meeting place and times. This level of personal attention is especially helpful for students with learning differences.

Learners can also get a one-to-one tutor if they are enrolled in a GED class or job-training class and would like some extra help.

To get a tutor, you must be at least 18 years old, live or work in East Providence or any city or town in Bristol or Newport County, and not have a high-school diploma or equivalent, a degree from a U.S. college or university or be in college. You also must, be able to get to class via private or public transportation, be ready to do school work and meet with your tutor in a public space.

Key Features

We deliver tutoring services through one-on-one learning sessions with a trained volunteer tutor. Your tutor will meet with you at a local library or other public space twice a week. In addition to these sessions, adult learners can use computer labs for independent work such as skill-building in English, math or computer basics.

Location(s) of the Program

  • Florence Gray Center, 1 York Street: offices located on the bottom floor; *”1 Shimoda Way” works with most GPS systems

Hours of Operation

Adult learners can meet with tutors at any agreed upon time. Our office hours are for enrollment and check-in meetings. We can also meet you at the office by appointment.

Warren: Monday through Thursday, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Newport: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

How to Enroll

Contact us by email at or by phone, 401-619-3779.

How You Can Volunteer

We seek tutors for training in the early fall and late winter. We also seek volunteers to participate in several fundraising events during the year.

Annual Fund

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay seeks funds to deliver the substantial support and guidance that student-tutor pairs require to achieve their goals. Donations to our Annual Fund can be made HERE.

  • $1,000   Buys 4 seats on Fluent Reading trainer software
  • $500      Trains 15 new tutors to work with our students
  • $250      Purchases 4 levels of the computer-based Challenger reading series for 5 students
  • $125      Buys 8 At Work in the U.S. books for students with job goals
  • $60        Tests and orients 1 new student
  • $25        Buys 1 Math in Every Day Life workbook

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