There are lots of reasons why some people find it difficult to learn to read when they are children, but the really good news is that it’s never too late. Our coaches are all volunteers and offer their time free of charge.
How can Read Easy help me?
Read Easy will provide you with:
- a volunteer to help you on a one to one basis
- a special book to teach you
- a quiet, comfortable place to meet at a time to suit you both.
Who can learn?
- Any adult who either can’t read, or who lacks confidence with reading.
- Men and women from all sorts of backgrounds.
- Age is no barrier: the youngest is 18 and the oldest so far is 88- it really is never too late to try again.
Who will help me?
Read Easy trains volunteers to be reading coaches. These are ordinary people from all walks of life, who really want to help someone else learn to read. You can discuss with the Coordinator who your reading coach will be.
Where will we meet?
Readers and their coaches are given a list of places where they can meet, so that they can choose somewhere that suits them both.
These will be quiet, discreet places in venues round the town (the library, offices, church rooms, etc), where you can work without being overlooked, but where there will always be other people around.
What book will we use?
Yes we can read is a new book, designed so that anyone who can read can teach someone else. It’s clearly laid out, fun to use and designed to help people of all ages, but especially those with dyslexia.
How long will it take?
We suggest you meet to work with your volunteer at least twice a week, for no more than 30 minutes at a time. Times can be very flexible – day or evening. Everyone works at their own pace, but most people doing two sessions a week can probably work through the book in anything between 6 and 18 months.
I want to learn to read – How can I get involved?
To see if we have a group yet in your area, please see our Find your nearest group page.