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Read and Write Better with Literacy

The City of Commerce Library offers one-on-one tutoring for adults 16 years or older who want to improve their reading and writing skills and for those adults who have learned English as a second language and would like to improve their English language skills. All materials are free and all tutors are trained to help adults raise their reading and writing skills.

If you are interested in more information about our literacy programs or would like to become a tutor, please call the Literacy Services READs Center at (323) 722-6660 ext. 2823.


Three professional development videos are now available on the CLLS YouTube channel.

These were recorded at READ/San Diego’s 22nd annual tutor conference on June 9, 2012.


The speakers and topics are:

Denise Eide, “Uncovering the Logic of English:  A Common Sense Solution to America’s Literacy Crisis”

How to master 100 tools that logically explain 98% of English word spelling


How to use multisensory procedures, including key words, gestures, manipulatives and movement, to make morphology instruction more lively and memorable.


Patricia Padgett, “Adjectives, Verbs, and Prepositions, OH MY!  Using Diagramming to Build Comprehension”

Using simplified languages and a meta-cognitive process to discover the parts of speech within sentences.