adult learner

Life Skills for Adult Learners

The internet can be intimidating and it’s not always easy to know what websites are trustworthy. With a mission to “ensure that every person, regardless of income and location, can maximize the power of technology to improve the quality of his or her life and enter the economic mainstream,” the Beehive is a safe way for you and your adult learner to explore topics online including money, health, employment, schooling and housing. Check it out at www.thebeehive.org.

Tutors: Reporting Volunteer Hours Online

It is very important that tutors in our literacy program report their volunteer time with us each month. Tutors can report their volunteer hours online. Volunteer hours to count for reporting purposes include tutoring time, preparation and travel time. To find the monthly report form from the library's homepage, start at http://www.tulsalibrary.org/, then hover  over--but don’t click-- on the INTERESTS button (near the top). You will see the choice for LITERACY in the first column.

Free Learning Online IV: GCF Learn Free

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www.gcflearnfree.org is an easy-to-use learning resource for both adult basic literacy and ESL learners and their tutors. Create a free personalized learning profile to keep track of your progress. You can also download the free app to your mobile device! There are over 90 topics to choose from. 

 

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Free Learning Online III: Open Culture

For a vibrant, interesting, and entertaining website full of educational videos, visit www.openculture.com. You can take free courses on various subjects or languages. You can watch Christopher Walken read books aloud, watch a brief video about a robot that flies like a bird, watch over 450 movies for free online (including classics, westerns, foreign films, indie films, and more). You can download free e-books or audio books, watch rare footage of Samuel Becket, or download a lecture series on Roman architecture. Check it out! 

Free Learning Online II: Khan Academy

The Khan Acadamy,  www.khanacademy.org, contains over 2,700 videos and 260 practice exercises for people interested in learning anything from arithmetic to physics to investing. As they say, "Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free.” Though this site is heavily focused on science (including healthcare and medicine), math, history, and economics, there are also videos for general SAT and GMAT prep.  Take a little time to check it out; we guarantee that you will learn something!

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