Resource Links for Tutors

The Literacy Center Videos

We produce our own educational videos for The Literacy Center.They cover basic literacy and numeracy and can serve as the perfect opener to a tutoring session. 

Learn to Earn Toolkit-Free

Using the Learn to Earn Toolkit, you’ll build skills to prepare you for the workforce. Through your training on the Learn to Earn Toolkit, you will:

Discovery School’s Puzzlemaker
Very neat site-make puzzles (cross-words, wordfind, wordjumbles, etc.) tailored to your word lists!

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

Evansville Public Libraries has an online catalog and information about each library. Don’t forget about Hoopla and OverDrive for more borrowing options with your library card.

A Family’s Health Guide to Learning Disabilities

A great site to learn about learning disabilities.

Health and Literacy Special Collection
This is a great location for lesson plans and other resources pertinent to tutors.

Health Literacy Resources
Health Care Excel, is great information source about how to read and write medical information in plain English. You can directly download a copy of the Health Literacy and Plain Language Resource Guide (pdf) here.

Literacy Information and Communications System (LINCS)
LINCS is a national dissemination and professional development system, providing information on literacy research, practice, and resources.

Literacy & Learning Disabilities
A great site for learning about learning disabilities. Great for tutors or students!

LiteracyNet Learning Resources
This site offers news stories on a variety of topics that have been rewritten for adult learners. The site includes video to accompany the stories, as well as vocabulary questions, comprehension questions, and links to sites that can provide more information about the topic.

Merriam-Webster Online
Click the small red speaker icon beside the word entry for a correct pronunciation of the word. Great site for anyone who wants to sign up for a word of the day.

Proliteracy Worldwide
ProLiteracy Worldwide has a great tutor resource room! Of particular interest is a report by Proliteracy America regarding the state of adult literacy problems and how adult literacy programs can produce positive outcomes.

Resources for Dyslexic Students
A great resource for students with dyslexia.

Study Stack
A free site for hungry learners. You can create flashcards, play hangman and create word searches to learn.

Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) — A National Test for High School Equivalency
The Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ (TASC™) is a state-of-the-art and affordable national high school equivalency assessment, accessible to the approximately 40 million adults in the U.S. who have not graduated from high school or obtained an equivalency diploma. This is the test approved for Indiana starting January 2014.

Learner Web

LiteracyWorks took the 50 most common questions reading tutors ask and developed researched based answers. Each question has two information screens explaining the answer and then links to additional resources that usually include a short video modeling the solution. Each tutor does have to set up a free account. It is simple, create a screen name, password and check the terms of service box and you are ready to go. This gives online support for tutors after you have started.

USA Learns
A free site for adults to learn English and improve reading, writing, speaking, and life skills.

High Level Learning for Low Level Learning

The Literacy Center created some activities to to increase our life skills according to the book  Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky.