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Frequently Asked Questions

Everybody has questions and we’ll try to answer them to the best of our ability. For us, these are our most common questions that others ask. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

According to the dictionary, literacy is the ability to read and write. Palmetto Literacy Council recognizes that many school-age children to adults have difficulty with learning how to read and write. We also recognize that school-age children to adults may struggle learning how to do basic math.
We provide research-based programs and strategies to help our students learn.

Illiterate means one is unable to read and/or write. Functional illiteracy means that the person has difficulty managing daily living tasks, employment tasks, or is working at a level in school that is not the norm.

Palmetto Literacy Council is in Horry County because there is a need. We are here to help school-age children to adults learn how to read, write, and do basic math to function and/or earn a GED, high school diploma, or succeed in school.

My children are in advanced classes, but they are struggling in math, writing, or their reading. Do they qualify for tutoring at Palmetto Literacy Council?

Tutoring sessions are 2 hours each week. We hope our volunteers who are helping in other ways spend at least 2 hours each week as well. However, we also encourage those that have the time volunteer as a tutor and/or on committees (see volunteer opportunities).

Each student is expected to spend two hours each week in tutoring. That may be one hour, twice a week or two hours, once a week.

Yes, if you have worked with your tutor and let them know in advance. Our tutors may take vacations or time off as well. We ask that the tutors and students work together to work a schedule out that works for both.
If the vacations or time off becomes too long and/or without communication, tutoring will end. We ask our students and tutors to let the office know if there is a vacation or extended time off planned.

Tutoring sessions happen primarily in libraries or community centers. Some tutoring may happen during the school day in a school setting or after school (if the school allows).

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