FAQs - for Learners


What is expected of me?
Is there any cost for the program?
How long does it take to complete the program?
Where are the tutoring sessions held?
What is the schedule?
Who tutors at the SLC?
Do you accept students from other countries?

What is expected of me?
Attend your scheduled tutoring session prepared, on time and willing to learn until you accumulate at least 40 hours of instruction.Then take a post-test so we can check your progress.

Is there any cost for the program?
No

How long does it take to complete the program?
This varies from person-to-person.  However your individual goals, attendance, and effort are important to your success.

Where are the tutoring sessions held?
All sessions take place at the Center. Our address:16888 Trinity  Detroit, MI 48219, US (Siena Literacy Center Location).

What is the schedule?
Each session lasts two hours and can be scheduled between the hours of 9am-6pm Monday through Thursday.  If the tutor is willing, more sessions can be scheduled. We are a year-round program but close for major holidays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, MLK's Birthday.

Who tutors at the SLC?
Willing volunteer tutors of all ages and from all walks of life come to share their love of learning and the benefits that learning brings to life. Our tutors are referred to us by the United Way®, VolunteerMatch®, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program® (RSVP), AARP®, and various church and civic organizations. All tutors receive 12 hours of training and are periodically updated on new teaching methods and techniques.

Do you accept students from other countries?
Yes. The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is an integral part of the Siena Literacy Center's mission. Since 1995, we have had students come from over fifteen different countries.