Resource Page – Literacy Lubbock

Student & Volunteer Resources

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it
away from you." - B.B. King

Overview

Student Info Sheet – details about the GED test and our services.

Tutoring

Our class schedule includes several locations for drop-in studying – no appointment needed.  You can also meet tutors online by contacting the office for an appointment.

Hours may change as tutor and site availability changes.  Check this page for the current schedule.

Learning

ALL SUBJECTS

Practice & Assessment

  • GED Preview Questions – short sample tests offered for free by GED.com.
  • GED Ready – Contact the office to request a free voucher for practice testing or ask for it at a tutoring session.
  • GED Flash – Contact the office to see if a free account is available, or you can purchase one from the software company.
  • ​Quizlet – Flashcard sets that you can access and create for free.
  • WordUp – App for increasing English vocabulary.

Test-Taking Preparation

En español

Social Services

After the GED

  • Texas High School Equivalency Certificate – A certificate and your scores will be emailed to you after you complete the GED. Request duplicates from the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
  • Workforce Atlas – Discover your career path.
  • Workforce Solutions South Plains – Get career counseling, job search assistance, career and support services and job training.
  • College for All Texans – Information about college and how to apply.
  • Learn, Inc – Advising for entrance to college and financial aid; contact Rhonda Robles (806-763-4256; rrobles@learnprograms.org).
  • Literacy Lubbock Tutoring – Keep tutoring with us to study for entrance exams for college or training programs (TSI, ASVAB, etc.).

"Upon the subject of education…I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in." - Abraham Lincoln

Tutoring and Conversation Groups

We have volunteers to help you. Please email Julie (Julie@literacylubbock.org) to join a group. 

Lessons

ALL LEVELS (BEGINNER TO ADVANCED)
  • Duolingo – Must create an account; you can use on computer or download app to phone.
  • USA Learns – Must create an account.
  • Coursera – Full online courses; many are free during the COVID crisis; must create account. 
  • EngVid – Video lessons from different teachers
ADVANCED

Practice

Social Media

Conversation Websites & Apps

*Please be careful with your personal information. Do not give anyone your address, date of birth, or ANY BANK INFORMATION. Consider anyone you chat with to be a stranger and potential scammer, even if you like them or speak with them multiple times. Also report any sexual harassment.*

  • Conversation Exchange – Use the website on a computer to find a speaking partner. Then you can use different apps like Skype, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, and others to speak with them.
  • HelloTalk – Must download app; chat (writing) based, but you can also send voice messages to and from your practice partner.
  • MyLanguageExchange – Use the website to find a speaking partner; then use email, written chat, or voice chat to practice.

U.S. Citizenship

Social Services

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are the foundation of this organization!

Thank you for being part of the Literacy Lubbock team and helping our students meet their educational goals!  You truly are the foundation of this non-profit, and we’d be completely lost without your compassion, your support, and your dedication.  We can’t thank you enough for giving back to the Lubbock community by sharing your time and knowledge.  You are a rockstar!

 

The purpose of the volunteer pages on this website is to provide resources and tools that enrich learning and make your volunteer role easier. Have suggestions for your program page? Please share them!

 

Looking for the official Literacy Lubbock page? Click here: www.literacylubbock.org

 

Your primary contact:
​Julie Laughlin, Executive Director
julie@literacylubbock.org
​806-775-3636

Reminders

Tracking attendance is essential! We need to know your volunteer hours as well as student attendance. This information is vital for some of our funding and also helps us ensure we are meeting student needs. If you are matched with a student for long-term study, please record your hours and send them to us at least once per month. Hours for in-person GED and ESL volunteers are recorded in the site binder. Instruction hours for online GED and ESL  volunteers are recorded by the SchoolBox platform. Notify us of any prep hours that aren’t already recorded (reviewing study materials, preparing lessons, viewing training and development materials).

Policies

Events

Thanks to everyone that came out for the holiday movie party at Alamo Drafthouse.  We had a wonderful time (and weren’t those loaded cheese fries to die for??)!

The More You Know

  • Lubbock County has a 13% illiteracy rate. That’s in in every 8 people with less than a 3rd grade reading level.  And with so much dependent on technology today, those people are at a huge disadvantage in life.
  • More than $230 billion a year in health care costs is linked to low literacy. Nearly half of American adults have difficulty understanding and using health information. Lack of understanding impedes adults’ abilities to make appropriate health decisions and increases the likelihood that they’ll incur higher health costs. (Source: ​American Journal of Public Health)
  • Literacy impacts nearly every socio-economic issue.  Literacy is truly the foundation for a person’s success.  Without that foundation, it’s hard to build anything substantial and long-term.  Literacy levels influences a person’s employability, health, income, and the future education of their children.  For the community at large, low literacy levels lead to increased taxes, higher prison rates, and higher poverty rates.