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Our Services

Midland Need to Read offers services in the following areas:

English Language Learning (ELL) – Improving the English proficiency of adults who speak other languages. Main goal is practical, immediately useful knowledge.
Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) – Encompasses reading, writing, math, technology, & anything else that can be considered a fundamental skill.
High School Equivalency Readiness (HSEr) – Intended for students seeking to achieve high school equivalency by passing a standardized test (GED, HiSET, TASC). Students must be at or above a 9th grade level to qualify for the HSEr program.

Our Adult Literacy Program utilizes trained volunteer tutors and professional staff to provide individualized tutoring for adults, 18 years of age and older, in one-to-one, small group, and self-paced settings.

 

Program Offerings:

One-to-one – A volunteer tutor assists one student in reaching their personal literacy goals. MN2R staff guide the pair in selecting appropriate materials and curriculum that will best help the student.

Small Groups – A volunteer tutor facilitates a group of students with similar levels, goals, or interests. The focus of the groups is to build community, address shared issues, and practice English conversation (for ELL).

Classes – A volunteer tutor or MN2R staff member instructs a small group (6-12 students), focusing on one subject (grammar, pronunciation, computer usage, math, etc.). Classes are scheduled in sessions (8-12 weeks at a time) throughout the year. Registration dates times will be posted on the MN2R website and on the MN2R Facebook page as they are scheduled.

Self-Paced – An MN2R student works independently on one or more of the programs licensed to MN2R. Such programs assist the student in practicing and improving their skills in a variety of areas (reading, language learning, vocabulary building, computer skills, GED subjects, and more). MN2R staff monitor student usage and progress, providing encouragement and support.

All program offerings are designed to last one-and-a-half to three hours each week. One-to-one, small group, and small class meetings can take place either at the MN2R Literacy House (1709 W. Wall St.) or at approved community locations. Most self-paced programs can either be accessed at the Literacy House Computer Lab or remotely via internet-enabled devices (some programs may only be accessed at the Literacy House).

 

Special Services:

Reading Comprehension Testing – MN2R provides a test of reading grade level for employment and education purposes. The fee is $15 per test. Tests can be scheduled by contacting Hailey Law at (432) 682-9693 or hlaw@midlandneedtoread.org. All testers who meet the student requirements are welcome to improve their literacy skills by enrolling as an MN2R student.

GED Practice Tests – Offered to enrolled students only. Official GED Practice Tests can be scheduled with Amanda Cuellar, (432) 682-9693 or acuellar@midlandneedtoread.org.

Free Children’s Books – Every visitor to the Literacy House is encouraged to take (and KEEP!) 3 free children’s books each time they visit. MN2R accepts donations of lightly used children’s books for this purpose.