Washtenaw Literacy has over 40 years of experience in helping individuals improve their reading, writing, math and English as a second language skills. Our core program is Personal Tutoring. This is the approach our first volunteer tutors used in 1971. The reason we still use it today is because it works. Over 90% of adults in our Personal Tutoring program reach one or more of their goals. Part of this success stems from our "designer tutor" approach. We train each of our volunteer tutors to plan sessions according to the learner's strengths, needs, and goals. Adult learners in our program are motivated because they are setting, and meeting, their own standards for success.