Literacy Aotearoa Dunedin offers learning opportunities for all ages and stages. This includes apprentices needing help with course work, school leavers with literacy gaps to plug and young parents wanting to return to work.
All learners are welcome and work towards a tailored individutal learning plan.
Tutors at Literacy Aotearoa Dunedin are specialists in a broad range of literacy tuition. As well as specialising in reading, writing and numeracy, they also offer help with speaking, listening and computing skills. Other subjects include becoming familiar with social media, parenting skills and critical literacy.
"The definition of literacy is becomg broader," says manager Ana Good, who has been with the organisation for 13 years. "These days learning how to use a smart phone may be just as important as improving your spelling."
Staff believe that everyone has the right to achieve their goals and develop the potential to participate fully in community and wider society.
The organisation is accredited to deliver a range of unit standards, including basic NCEA literacy and numeracy units.
Literacy Aotearoa Dunedin is pleased to offer hands-on, practical tutoring in all aspects of literacy. Working alongside other providers (e.g. Open Ploytech, Open Wananga, ITO's and ACC) give learners an increasing range of study options. Tutors operate from their rooms in Moray Place and also in the workplace. Paid and volunteer tutors are well qualified and have a good variety of experience with adult learners. Well known for providing quality workplace programmes, tutors at Literacy Aotearoa can also deliver one to one sessions for people in employment who want to improve their skills.
Popular courses include: computing, learner license, men's literacy, writing family stories, speaking confidentialy, writing for the workplace and women returning to work.
Courses are flexible and open to people from all walks of life.
"Where there is a need for literacy in the community we will try to fill it," says Ana.