Current tutors and those interested in becoming tutors are invited to Quarterly Continuing Education Meetings. At these (2.5 hour) meetings, which are held at alternating library branches, an Adult Literacy Services update is given, and new teaching content is presented. Come meet and mingle with other literacy tutors to share favorite teaching strategies, discuss learner experiences, and explore new ideas.
Wednesday, December 7, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Make a difference in your community! Join us for a workshop to become a new volunteer adult literacy tutor. Learn proven methods to teach reading, writing, and English speaking skills to adult learners. Specific topics will include: How Adults Learn, Understanding Learning Styles, Word Recognition Strategies, Reading Comprehension and Writing Strategies, Teaching Conversational Skills to English Language Learners, and Creating Lesson Plans with Confidence. No prior teaching experience is needed. Space is limited. Patrons can register by calling Literacy Services at (352)765-4785.
Thursday, November 17, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, November 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Make a difference and help other adults reach their personal and career goals. Attend our free hands-on workshop on how to be an effective Pre-GED tutor, instructor, or class assistant for the Library system's Pre-GED program. The training will cover various topics, such as: 2014 new GED Exams, literacy facts, classroom management techniques, learner motivation and goal setting, specific Pre-GED curricula, and multiple print and online resources. No prior teaching experience is needed. Space is limited. Patrons can register by calling Literacy Services at (352)628-5626.
Wednesday, September 14, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Do you dream of becoming an American citizen? Join us at the library for seven weeks of classes designed to teach individuals the skills they will need to pass the U.S.Naturalization exam.
Topics covered include: American history, the three branches of government, courts and the legal system, and famous Americans. The classes will also focus on speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Learners will receive sample test questions and have interview practice. Space is limited. Learners can register by calling Adult Literacy Services at (352)628-5626.
Click here for class schedule. (Beginning in October 2016)
Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure seat and materials availability. Basic English skills are needed. Contact the library for assistance and more information.
Learn more about our Adult Literacy program.
The Citrus County Library System offers Career Online High School (COHS) which provides adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate online.
The library’s program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified students who are looking to advance their careers, and prepare for workforce entry or continue their education.
Applicants who successfully complete the online self–assessment, the prerequisite course, and an in-person interview will be considered for enrollment.
To be considered for a scholarship:
•You must be 19 years of age or older
•You must have a library card in good standing
Once enrolled, Career Online High School assigns each student an online academic coach who provides the student with an individual career path, offers ongoing guidance, evaluates performance, and connects the student with resources needed to master the courses. A student can complete the program in as little as five months, but is allowed up to 18 months to complete the course if needed. Students are expected to spend 8 to 10 hours per week on COHS.