Programs Overview

One-to-one Adult Tutoring

Did you know?  The majority of MCLC adult students enter at third-grade level or less.  In our one-to-one tutoring program, we teach basic life and literacy skills to adults, 18 and over.  Students are given a placement test, log 6 hours of independent computer learning time, then are matched with a ProLiteracy trained volunteer tutor.  Pairs meet once a week for a minimum of 1.5 hours of instructional time.  Progress is evaluated and monitored by the tutor and staff.  A variety of instructional techniques may be used based on students learning strengths.

Motheread/Fatheread® Book Club

Motheread/Fatheread has been working to improve literacy in the lives of children and adults for over 30 years.  It is a national program, led by trained certified facilitators, that educates parents on the importance of and vital impact of reading to their children every day, before birth and throughout early childhood.

Motheread/Fatheread helps parents to connect to children’s literature by using it as a framework to explore, discuss, and reflect on real-life, every-day experiences.  The curriculum builds parents’ confidence in the art of reading actively with their children, by practicing research-based strategies that help to engage children and make stories more meaningful.  It also improves parents’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through reflective responses to adult writing.

MCS Reading Initiative

It is widely known among educators that by third-grade, students make the transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn”.  Our tutoring program in the primary grades aims to help children improve their reading to the point of grade-level-proficiency by the end of third grade.  Tutors work with small groups of children who are selected by their teachers, once a week during the school year.  Moore County Schools’ instructional coaches provide mandatory tutor training, and teachers provide the curriculum.

Read Moore Academy Summer Program

Many low-income children experience a dramatic decrease in reading level over the summer months.  This regression is known as the “summer slide”.  Read Moore Academy is a summer day program held at the Northern Moore Family Resource Center, which meets Monday-Friday over the summer and combines an intensive reading program with STEAM activities and field trips to create a summer camp-like feel.  The goal of the program is to eliminate the “summer slide” for these students and to help improve their reading through exposure to books and experiential learning.