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Practice Reading, Writing, & Math

Learn how to practice reading, writing, and math by watching these videos and clicking on the helpful links.

YouCanToo! Practice Reading, Writing, and Math... Here's How!

Want more information about practicing reading, writing, and math in your neighborhood? Here are some tips to help get you started:
  • You are not alone. People learn to read at all different ages and for many different reasons, like reading to your kids, landing a better job, or going to college.
  • There are free and low-cost classes all over New York City. The links below can help you find one in your community.
  • New York City’s public libraries offer free small group tutoring for beginning readers
Helpful Links:

Find a Program

Mayor’s Office of Adult Education
The Mayor’s Office of Adult Education site has a Find a Program search tool to locate programs in your neighborhood in New York City. You can define your search by type of service offered (ESOL, adult literacy, GED, or job training), borough, or ZIP code.
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Department of Youth and Community Development
Each year, over 12,000 New Yorkers attend classes at community-based organizations located throughout New York City.
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Department of Education Office of Adult and Continuing Education
The New York City Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) offers over 700 free classes for adults age 21 and over. The classes are held at 175 sites throughout the boroughs, during the day, afternoon, evening, and on Saturdays.
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City University of New York ESOL programs
CUNY classes provide instruction that helps students improve their reading, writing, and mathematics skills while studying content areas such as science, social studies, and literature.
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Practice Reading, Writing, and Math at the Libraries

Brooklyn Public Library: Learning Centers
Learn to Read @ The Library is a free educational program for beginning adult readers and writers, offering resources and instruction through volunteer tutors and technology-assisted learning.
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New York Public Library (Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island): Centers for Reading and Writing
The Centers for Reading and Writing help adults who have difficulties reading and writing improve their communication skills. All services are free for students registered in the program.
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Queens Public Library: Adult Literacy
The Adult Learner Program provides free services, resources, and life-long learning opportunities to the changing communities of Queens.
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