Refer a Student

Do you know someone who struggles with basic reading and writing skills?

If you know someone over the age of 16 who reads below a 7th grade level, we can help.
Call us at (801)448-READ (7323), drop by our office in the Provo Library, or fill out the form below

If you need help talking to a friend or client about his or her reading ability, click here for some ideas.

New students complete the follow steps:

Meet with a Project Read staff member to learn about program requirements, fill out paperwork, and set individual goals. Project Read charges a $20 annual fee and a $20 refundable book fee.

There is a series of two (for native English speakers) or three (for non-native English speakers) tests students must take upon entry to the program. All students are given a Locator Placement test and the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) to determine ability in reading and language usage. Non-native English speakers also take an English proficiency test (CASAS) to assess their ability to understand English.

Before being paired with a tutor, students must complete 3 hours (2 sessions) of lab. After pairing, students are expected to continue lab attendance 3 hours each week.

Once students have been assessed and their lab hours are completed, they are paired with a tutor based upon availability and other preferences. Once a suitable match has been made, the tutor and student will meet in a new pair meeting overseen by a staff member to arrange a time and place to meet each week. Materials are assigned based on the student’s needs, abilities, and goals.

Students commit to 3 hours of one-on-one tutoring and 3 hours of lab per week, totaling 6 hours of instruction every week, for at least 6 months. Once paired, tutors and students begin meeting for their one-on-one tutoring sessions at an arranged time and approved public location. Students also continue coming to lab for 3 hours per week to help build on what they’re learning with their tutor.

Every 40 hours of instruction (one-on-one- tutoring and lab instruction) students are expected to post-test in order to track progress and guide future instruction. When 40 hours have been completed, a staff member will contact the student to schedule a testing appointment. Test results will be shared with the student’s tutor.

Things to bring

To enroll each student in our program, we are required to collect certain information. The following items will make this process a little easier:

Proof of Utah Residency (can be any of the following:)

  • Valid Utah driver’s licence or ID
  • Mail from a business or government agency addressed to the student
  • Rental contract
  • Utah library card
  • Utah voter registration card

Social Security Number (SSN), if you have one

  • We don’t need  the card, just the number
  • SSNs are needed for state data matching and federal reporting

Registration Fee and Book Deposit

  • $20 to cover the testing and orientation
  • $20 book deposit (fully refundable when materials are returned in good condition)
  • We accept cash, check, and cards. Payment plans available.
Become a Student or Refer a student!

We always welcome new students! Please fill in the form below.