Learning room opens at Maple Ridge CEED Centre

Free volunteer tutors will offer one-on-one help to adults


The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie Community Literacy Committee welcomed its first visitors this week to the newly opened Learning Room at the CEED Centre in Port Haney.

“We are offering a small lending library, reading and writing assistance, a women’s English group taught by a TESL-trained volunteer and access to free learning software on computers provided by the CEED Centre,” said Elaine Yamamoto, the committee’s adult literacy outreach facilitator.

The free volunteer tutor training program was designed by Louise Baumbrough, a B.C. certified teacher specializing in teaching students with learning challenges.

“Having trained tutors will enable us to offer free one-to-one tutoring for adults looking to improve their reading levels.”

The first training session is on Nov. 26.