Tutor Resources

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Watch these videos from Meg Schofield to teach phonics.

Making Sense of Decoding and Spelling: An Adult Reading Course of Study
This online class teaches decoding skills to improve accuracy and fluency. 

The Learning Edge
This resource provides an interactive newspaper for adult literacy students.

This link presents lessons in reading, writing, math and more from the Adult Literacy Media Alliance.

DCS GED Prep Online
This adult education website is dedicated to helping you prepare online for the GED High School Equivalency Diploma Test.

English as a second Language (ESL)

Dave's ESL Cafe
This wonderful website helps with idioms, verbs, and much more.

Students can learn idioms, practice with English verbs, test their grammar, check out the fun stuff pages and write silly stories.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
This site offers a variety of listening exercises varying in difficulty.

USA Learns: Reading to Learn English
This website offers vocabulary, reading comprehension, and other similar courses to help students build their English reading skills.


The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
This resource provides free tutors to review writing samples.

This tool includes an online dictionary and thesaurus.

Education Oasis
This website offers helpful graphic organizers for writing.

Language Experience
Here is a lovely video presentation of a language experience story, an approach to help students build vocabulary.

Math & Money

AAA Math
This website offers hundreds of practice exercises to improve math skills.

Practical Money Skills for Life
This resource includes lesson plans and games to improve practical money skills.

Project Money
This project from San Francisco Public Library helps students build financial planning skills.


MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorials
This link offers tutorials pertaining to health issues.


Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
This video addresses the neurologic differences of dyslexia.

Other Resources

Easy Voter Guide
This resource includes non-partisan information for new voters.

CLLS Tutor Training Resources
For more tutoring resources, check out this link from California Library Literacy Services.

Importance of Lesson Planning
This video offers tips to help with lesson planning from a "real" tutor-learner pair.

Reading Program

The Reading Program

350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Providing free adult literacy services throughout Santa Clara County Library District
Phone: (408) 262-1349
Email: readingprogram@sccl.org