The Focus of Our Efforts

Learn to Read


One Step at a Time

At Ethos Literacy, we are dedicated to helping the adults of Bernalillo County! Learning to read and write is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation of our students and the persistence of our tutors, we believe we can facilitate progress!

ongoing classes

(Contact if interested)


I want to speak English better - do you have conversation groups?

Who is eligible for your services?

Yes! Conversation groups are facilitated by a trained volunteer.

Adults (and teens 16+ who are not enrolled in school) who reside in Bernalillo County. Unfortunately, we do not tutor children.

I want to be a student - how do I start?

What is the cost?

Tutoring is free! You will pay a one-time, non-refundable $10 registration fee at your intake appointment.

We are so excited that you want to learn! Phone us at 505-321-9620 to schedule an intake appointment and assessment. We schedule these appointments on Wednesdays at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. The assessments take roughly 2 and a half hours.

Once I'm matched with a tutor, what is my time commitment?


No hablo inglés, ¿debo traer un traductor a la cita? Si


  لا أتحدث الإنجليزية - هل أحتاج إلى إحضار مترجم إلى الموعد؟نعم

You will agree to meet with your tutor for 40 hours during a six month period. That comes to 2 or 3 hours a week.

Will I have to do homework?

Where and when will I meet with my tutor?

You and your tutor will meet at a public place like our office, the library, Goodwill offices or community centers. For safety purposes, students and tutors do not meet in private homes. You and your tutor will meet on days and times convenient for both of you.

While it's not everyone's favorite, to get the most out of your time at Reading Works, you will be assigned homework.

Do you provide childcare while I am meeting with my tutor?

When will I be matched with a tutor?

Matching depends on when a tutor is available and the schedule you provide us.

Unfortunately we do not provide childcare. You will have to arrange for child care when you meet with your tutor.