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To teach Valley Shore residents to read, write, and speak English to improve their work and life skills in their communities.

Spring 2021 Tutor Training Workshop

Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore’s (LVVS) mission is to teach residents of the Shoreline area to read, write and speak English to better their work and life skills for themselves, their families, their employers and their community.  LVVS is now accepting applications for individuals to become a volunteer English tutor and to attend our Spring 2021 New Tutor Training Workshop. The workshop is a 12-hour program conducted over eight facilitated sessions. Due to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, LVVS will be conducting its Spring training workshop virtually through video calls utilizing ZOOM. The sessions will include a review of prepared materials presented by a Workshop Leader as well as group discussions and exercises. The next training workshop will be held 4/8, 4/13, 4/15, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/6 and 5/13. Potential tutors choose either the AM sessions from 9:30-11:00AM or the evening sessions from 7-8:30PM. We ask for a $35 donation to help offset the cost of materials.

Alternatively, we have an online web-based training option.  It is available at any time for those unable to attend this facilitated workshop but would still like to be trained as an LVVS tutor.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, you can obtain an application here. If you would like more information about the program please contact the Literacy Volunteers office at (860) 399-0280 or by e-mail at

New Student Recruitment

In order for LVVS to continue our work to help the residents of the Valley Shore to learn to read, write and speak English to further their work and life skills in our community we need your help.

Since the beginning of COVID-19 we have had a reduction in the number of new student applications we receive which is to be expected during the current environment.

If you are currently tutoring your student or know anyone who would benefit from our services please let them know we are accepting new student applications if they have family, friends, co-workers, etc. who may be interested in being tutored. You can direct them to the Student Portal on the website to obtain a student application.

Become a Student

We give you one-to-one tutoring in English literacy skills, in complete confidence and at no cost to you.

Become a

Become a trained tutor or volunteer in our program. Each workshop comprises seven two-hour sessions.

Community Supporters

Support our efforts in a number of ways to ensure the ongoing success of our programs.

The Heart of the Matter

The labor of love that is LVVS is captured in this mini-documentary video. It features the courageous touching work of Carlos Torres, a resident of Westbrook and one of our students, as well as the touching commitment of John DaVirro, Carlos’ tutor, who also become his mentor and friend. Everything you might want to know about LVVS is right here, in just a minute and 53 seconds.

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