Fall 2017 Tutor Training Announced


Literacy Tutor Training Scheduled

The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas (LCUP) is hosting a free training session for literacy volunteers on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, Florida, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization, which is dedicated to helping adults in Northern Pinellas County to read, write and speak English.

This six-hour training is required for all tutors. This training provides tutors with the initial tools to help improve the literacy skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) of adults who are English-speaking and those who are non-English-speaking.  Tutors must be 21 years of age or older and interested in improving someone’s life by serving as a volunteer tutor.    Prior teaching experience or fluency in another language is not required, but a good command of the English language and grammar is required.  Basic computer experience is helpful.

Call 727-298-3080 x1724 to register or request more information or complete the contact form below.

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Conversation Classes

Our conversation classes give you an opportunity to practice speaking English.  We meet at various days and times at several libraries and Hispanic Outreach Centers throughout northern Pinellas County.

A recent Conversation Class at Dunedin Public Library


Here’s the Conversation Class schedule for all the classes
sponsored by Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas.


Joe Moore – What the Library Means to Me


Story courtesy of Largo Library’s publication, Bookmark

Every Tuesday for many years Joe Moore arrives at Largo Library to meet his reading tutor, Dawn Chisholm.  Dawn is a volunteer with the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas.  Joe’s initial goal was to learn to read well enough to share story books with Madison,
his great niece.

As a result of using the library study rooms, Joe expanded his goals to include learning how to use library resources, and how to find and auto-check out books of interest to challenge his vocabulary and imagination.  Joe says “doing my tutoring at Largo Library is inspiring, everyone is here to read books or use the computer.  The staff in every department is always friendly and helpful.”