Adult Basic Education

Students and tutors

The Adult Basic Education Program provides one-on-one tutoring for adult learners in:

  • English as a Second Language
  • U.S. Citizenship exam preparation
  • Basic math, reading, and writing skills needed for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
  • Computer skills

Students work each week with a volunteer tutor or staff member. All services are free of charge.

Student close-upThe Adult Basic Education Program serves over 400 adult learners each year. Students range from age 18 to 70+, and most are studying English as a Second Language. Together, they represent about 50 countries!

Students are highly motivated and study at the Center for an average of two and a half years. Common goals of students are to communicate better in daily life, find a better job, and to be able to support their children in school. Through classes at the Catherine McAuley Center, students gain the knowledge and skills that empower them to improve financial stability and become more involved in the community.