Literary Volunteers of Delaware and Otsego Counties
Teaching Essential Skills

Our Program

We Teach People to Read

We provide free and confidential help for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, math, and other basic literacy skills. We match tutors with those who need basic reading and writing skills or wish to learn English as a second language. Tutors and students meet at a public location and a time most convenient for them. All contact between the tutors, students and LVODC remains strictly confidential. 

Learn With Us!
We Start Wherever You Are.


  • Establish the fundamentals

  • Build on what you already know

  • Read more proficiently

  • Gain confidence in your writing

HIgh School Equivalency (tasc or Ged)

  • Review TASC material with a tutor

  • Strengthen English and math skills

  • Gain effective study skills

Basic MATH

  • Conquer basic arithmetic

  • Review and learn the material

  • Prepare for high school equivalency math

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ENGLISH For speakers of Other LANGUAGES

  • Learn the English that fits your goals

  • Practice speaking in a relaxed environment

  • Increase your English vocabulary

  • Learn reading and writing skills

Work toward your life goals

  • Prepare to take your driver’s test

  • Review citizenship materials

  • Use an online database to craft a resume

  • Work with our partner agencies to apply for jobs

If you would like to be tutored in one of our subject areas, or if you know an adult who would like weekly tutoring, contact Eva Davidson, our Program Coordinator, at, or call her at (607) 287-0036