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Did You Know?

  • 1 in 12 Kitsap adults has not finished high school or an equivalent
  • 1 in 7 reads and writes at or below the 5th grade level.
  • 1 in 12 Kitsap residents speak English less than “very well”.

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Volunteers are at the heart of
the KACE literacy effort.

To inquire about current opportunities, contact us.



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Tutor Information Packet (TIP)

If you’re considering becoming a tutor, please look over this information. It’ll answer most questions. Then call us if you have any other questions or want to sign up for the next Tutor Training session.

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Tutor Application

Please print and mail completed application to our Bremerton office.

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_text_separator title=”Who Are KACE Volunteers?” title_align=”separator_align_center” color=”orange” style=”dashed” el_class=”largetext”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]KACE volunteers are people throughout our community who give of their time and energy to help our students reach their goals.

He is someone who has worked with the same student for many years, first to master English, and then to more advanced levels of academic materials.

She is someone who speaks through tears of watching her student become a US citizen.

He is someone who works with one student or many students in the classroom, watching for the person who most needs help and support at that time.

They are the reason KACE has been able to help students with different schedules, different challenges, different needs.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]The Difference our Volunteers make

  • In 2013-2014, Total Hours Provided by 99 Different Volunteers:
  • 2279 Hours of Instruction
  • 684 Hours of Class Preparation
  • 439 Hours of Administrative and Fund-Raising Support


[vc_row bg_type=”no_bg” parallax_style=”vcpb-default” bg_image_new=”” layer_image=”” bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_image_size=”cover” bg_cstm_size=”” bg_img_attach=”fixed” parallax_sense=”30″ bg_image_posiiton=”” animation_type=”h” horizontal_animation=”left-animation” vertical_animation=”top-animation” video_url=”” video_url_2=”” u_video_url=”” video_opts=”” video_poster=”” u_start_time=”” u_stop_time=”” viewport_vdo=”” enable_controls=”” parallax_content=”” parallax_content_sense=”30″ fadeout_row=”” fadeout_start_effect=”30″ disable_on_mobile=”” bg_override=”0″ disable_on_mobile_img_parallax=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_text_separator title=”Tutors & Students” title_align=”separator_align_center” color=”orange” style=”dashed” el_class=”largetext”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”82″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×234″][vc_column_text]“I love working with Gife! She’s extraordinarily bright, motivated, kind, and happy. It seems so easy; I help her find her way in the community and she shares with me what she sees, thinks, and hopes. We sneak in grammar in between!”

– Judy F.

“It’s very good for me. Judy tells me about ‘he-his-him’ and we can speak English and talk about our lives. Everything is shared.”

– Gife J.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”83″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×234″][vc_column_text]“I’ve been living in the U.S. for two years. I am happy to participate in this system, and this is a big help for my life. Thank you for everything the Literacy Council does.”

– Yuko K.

“I have been tutoring the ESL Advanced Writing class for three years and enjoyed every moment of it. My students are dedicated and eager to learn, so they make tutoring a pleasure. They ask such good questions that sometimes I have to look up the answers, so I learn something new about English too!”

– Jim K.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”84″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×234″][vc_column_text]“Together we explore many topics during our reading and verbal skills work. It is a pleasure to work with Richard as he has many interests and is always willing to learn.”

– Carol M.

“I thank the Literacy Council for Carol being my tutor teacher. She helps me increase my reading and spelling.”

– Richard R.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”85″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×234″][vc_column_text]“Huan Qing is working hard and improving her speaking, listening, and reading skills. She knows how important it is to learn English. She wants to be able to converse with people that she meets and especially wants to form new relationships and friendships. As her tutor, I am finding so much satisfaction. The tutoring experience brings rewards to both of us – it’s challenging, but we have fun too. And every little success makes it all worth it!”

– Joan S.
(with Student, Huan Qing)

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– Lionel A.

“I really enjoy coming to the Literacy Council and helping the GED students. They all have a common goal of getting their GED certificate and are eager to learn. There is a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment when a student earns their GED through our program.”

– Joe A.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”87″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×234″][vc_column_text]“Don’t tell anyone, but I think tutoring is more rewarding for the tutor than for the student!”

– Debby F.
(with Student, Misuk)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”88″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×234″][vc_column_text]“I’ve been learning English in Literacy Council for over three years. All my teachers and Literacy Council’s members are generous and full of kindness.

Besides learning English, I also learned how to adapt to my life in a new country. I deeply appreciate all your support and all you’ve done for me over the years.”

– Tobi
(with Tutor, Jim K.)

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