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Adult Basic Literacy Education

Adult Basic Literacy 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.  

General Education Development (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in addition to tutoring sessions for adult basic education, ESL, and GED are now available. Tutoring sessions are arranged according to the tutor's and student's schedules.  

Daytime, evening, and off campus classes are available with additional classes forming.  All classes meet in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences (CNHS) unless otherwise indicated. To enroll, you must be at least 18 years of age. 

If interested in attending classes please contact us at (570) 348-6237.

Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE)

  Julie Stoll, Administrative Assistant,
  CNHS 122; (570) 348-6237 or (570) 348-6211 ext 2636
  Dorothy Grill, Assessment/PD Specialist ,
  CNHS 335;(570)348-6237 or (570) 961-4518
  Amy Grocki, Data Quality Specialist,
  CNHS 321;  (570) 348-6237 or (570) 348-6211 ext. 2440


General Education Development (GED) 

  Tammy Remley, Program Director ,
  CNHS 122;  (570) or 348-6211 ext. 2628


English as a Second Language (ESL)

  Melinda Arcuri, Coordinator,
  CNHS 313; (570) 961-4501 or  (570) 348-6211 ext. 2374


Tutoring for Adult Basic Education, GED and ESL

  Selina Shrestha, Coordinator,
  CNHS 208; (570) 348-6211 ext. 2288
We are currently 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 a GED.  For more information please contact Selina Shrestha at number listed above.

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) program currently has space in some of our day and evening classes. Please contact Melinda Arcuri at (570) 961-4501 to make an appointment to discuss the program and apply.


GED® offers ability to go to a testing center and take the GED test on a computer rather than paper.   


Important Note: 

The GED Test is NOT offered online.  You must go to a testing center to take your GED test on a computer.


GED Testing:  Computer verses Paper


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