Helensville Literacy and Numeracy Support

Improving reading, writing and numeracy skills is the aim of the Helensville Adult Literacy Group. Residents in the district can be given free confidential and flexible sessions by voluntary tutors. The group’s learners range from teenagers to seniors with a mix of needs.
These include keeping up with changes in workplace paperwork and IT expectations or with schoolwork to gaining skills for careers and further education.
Tutors have seen “amazing improvement” from learners who are growing in their understanding and confidence in literacy and numeracy to suit their needs.
This has also helped their own lives bringing positive changes to their decision-making.
“I’m quite impressed with the variety of students in such a small group,” Tony Morrison, an adult educator with more than 30 years of experience, says.
Tutors with their collective experiences vary from teachers, business people and retired educationalists to a student working on her National Certificate of Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education qualification.
All have a heart to help people find their place in their community and instil strong literacy and numeracy habits for their families and friends.
Tutors often help learners beyond just the initial reading, writing and numeracy programme- providing practical support, mentorship, encouragement and accountability.
The group has been running for 18 months and welcomes more voluntary tutors.
Tutors meet weekly in Helensville to update about their learners’ progress and share tips and ideas.
To find out more to help a family member, friend or yourself, contact Tony on email kiwimorrison@gmail.com or phone 09 420 9971 or 027 448 6436.

Discussing resources are Helensville Adult Literacy Group voluntary members Jenni, Tony and Mike.

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