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Get Help with Reading, Writing and Math

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It's never too late to learn to read and write better!     

If you need help, you are not alone.

Watch this video to hear four adults tell their stories.

Over 100 adult learners work with trained volunteer tutors one-to-one or in small groups at the Santa Clara City Library on goals such as reading to children, filling out forms, understanding health information, improving spelling and more.

Read Santa Clara learners:

  • are 18 or older and not in high school
  • speak and understand English 
  • need basic reading, writing and/or math help
  • can meet with a tutor or small group for two hours a week

Read Santa Clara services are free and focused on your goals. 

If you or someone you know would like to become a learner,
call (408) 615-2956 or email

“I am a 52-year-old man. All my life, I have had reading and writing difficulties. Three years ago, I came to Read Santa Clara. Today, I’m reading the best I’ve ever read in my life. My reading is helping me on my job, in my relationships with my family, and with my self-esteem.” – Ron, Read Santa Clara learner