Free one-on-one tutoring for adults that want to improve their literacy skills for personal or job related goals.

Our volunteer tutor and a retired Spanish teacher, Joyce (L), met with Karla and Cesar at the Baldwin Public Library over the course of a year to help them prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test – They passed!

West CAP’s Adult Literacy program removes barriers to success through one-to-one tutoring, English Language Learning, GED prep, Alternative Adult Diploma, College and Career Readiness, Digital Literacy, Citizenship/Civics, Distance Learning, Adult Basic Sk ills, and more.

Volunteer tutors work with learners who have learning disabilities or are learning English as a second language as well!

Lack of literacy skills often stops individuals from getting a job or advancing in their present job.  It also interferes with every-day communication such as speaking with or writing a note to teachers, doctors, or other providers.  Some learners want to enter post-secondary education but do not have the needed English language skills to succeed. Some learners want to earn a GED but need the one-on-one tutoring that the technical colleges cannot provide.

If you are interested in being a learner, please call Stephanie Stark at 715-410-4735 Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm.

Some examples of success stories from our Literacy Program over the years include:

  • An English Language Learner was able to enter post-secondary education after preparing for the TOEFL exam with her tutor. She had been working in a factory.
  • An English Language Learner was able to write explanations of her songs with the assistance of her tutor for her music recital.
  • An Adult basic Education learner read a magazine for pleasure for the first time in her life.
  • An Adult Basic Education Learner with severe dyslexia is reading the Twilight Series using a book with audio. She is entering a pre-college reading class to help her prepare for college.
  • Several English Language Learners have successfully passed their U.S. Citizenship Test and have been sworn in as U.S. citizens.


Help an adult learner improve their reading, writing, listening, and/or speaking skills.  Help someone finish their GED or apply for a better job. Meet at a convenient, public location like a library.  Service area includes St. Croix, Polk, and/or Pierce counties.  Typical tutoring sessions are one hour each week for 6 months up to one year.  Training & materials are provided.  Call Stephanie Stark, Adult Education Program Coordinator at 715-410-4735 or email


Adult Education Programs Coordinator

Direct: 715-900-2148 | Mobile: 715-410-4735
Fax: 715-265-7031

Stephanie manages the the Adult Education Programs, including the Adult Literacy program, the Skills Enhancement program, and the Nursing Skills program. She actively recruits adult learners and volunteer tutors for this program in an effort to give low income individuals a higher quality of life. She has a broad network of collaborations including area technical colleges, public libraries, and community partners to make this program a success.

Stephanie has over 20 years of experience in student instruction, literacy and ESL service experience, and educational assessments.

Contact Stephanie if you are interested in learning more!