Adult Basic Literacy Program

Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) Classes Offered

Marywood University provides classes to the community, as part of a program funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Adult Education.  Classes offer a full range of instructional services that help prepare Pennsylvanians looking to develop basic skills necessary to participate fully in the education of their children, find and keep family-sustaining employment, or obtain a secondary school credential.  

Adult Basic Literacy Education Classes including English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (GED/HiSET)  as well as tutoring in these areas are available.Tutoring sessions are arranged according to the tutor's and student's schedules.  

Daytime and Evening classes are available with additional classes forming.  All classes meet in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences (CNHS) unless otherwise indicated. 

If you would like to enroll or are interested in more information please contact us at one of the numbers listed below. Students interested in Adult Literacy classes including High School Equivalency can call (570) 348-6237. Students interested in English as a Second Language (ESL) can call (570) 961-4501.Our fax number is (570) 961-4761. 

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Project Director of Adult Basic Literacy Education 

Melinda Arcuri, Project Director
CNHS 335; (570) 961-4558-Office/ (570) 892-8292-Cell

Adult Basic Literacy and High School Equivalency

Amber Werner, ABE/ASE Coordinator,
 CNHS 122; (570) 348-6237-Office/ (570) 892-8292 (Cell)

English as a Second Language (ESL)/Professional Development Specialist

Sara Baracaia, ESL Coordinator,
  CNHS 313; (570) 961-4501-Office/(570) 290-5402-Cell

Tutoring for Adult Basic Education( ESL/High School Equivalency)

Selina Shrestha, Student Support Services Coordinator,
  CNHS 208; (570) 961-4757-Office (570) 290-9314-Cell
We are always looking for volunteers to serve as Program Tutors and Classroom Aids.  Tutors must have a Bachelor's Degree.  Classroom Aids must have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency.  For more information please contact Selina Shrestha at the numbers listed above.

Adult Basic Literacy Education-Data Quality Specialist

Amy Grocki,Data Quality Specialist,
CNHS 321; (570) 961-4756