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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.

LVVS Awarded New Workbooks for Student Use! Free Copies available at the LVVS Office

Through an award by the ProLiteracy National Book Fund, LVVS has received student ESL workbooks to primarily meet the needs of your lower-level English literacy students and to better support tutoring while face-to-face meeting options are limited.

LVVS has received 57 “pairs” of books so that tutors can provide to their student a free corresponding copy of the workbook they are using for lessons.  Students can keep the workbook and write in them during the lesson or use them for homework and log in independent study hours.

The books focus on reading, writing, and phonics that can be easily delivered through virtual means, as well as in-person.  They include a range of topics from health, work, school, and daily situations that can be matched to the student’s goals. LVVS also obtained two Phonics Mini Charts for Tutors that can be used visually over virtual communication tools.

A list of the workbooks can be found on the Tutor Portal HERE so that you can match the content of the book to the goals of your student. Or, See for descriptions and samples of the books and to obtain free associated download materials. 

The books are displayed and available at the LVVS office M-Th, 9AM-2PM, so that you can:

  • review the workbooks   [One pair per tutor and student].
  • Sign out your tutor copy
  • Take a corresponding free copy to give to your student.

LVVS is once again receiving News for You, a current affairs newspaper, that has been very popular for reading comprehension exercises.  Copies are in the office.

LVVS would also request that with these workbooks, the tutor can submit a goal for that student to achieve over the next 6 months.

We hope this offering helps you and your student’s tutoring sessions and their ability to meet their goals.

LVVS Annual Meeting 2021

Join us for our Annual Meeting on Thursday July 29th at 6pm via Zoom

This is an opportunity to meet the board members and discuss the future of Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore, as well as what we have accomplished over the past year.

We have faced many challenges and successes over the last several months and look forward to sharing how we have managed these challenges and will continue to do so going forward.

We will be announcing the winners for the Barrie Potter Award/Tutor of the Year, Vi Brache Award/Student of the Year and the Volunteer of the Year Award. Please send nominations to by July 19th.

Due to the limited number of people the library is permitting in the community room at this time due to COVID protocols, we are having our Annual Meeting via Zoom. You will receive the login information prior to the meeting. Please email your RSVP to All are welcome to join, we hope to see you!

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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