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Literacy Pittsburgh can help you to:

  • Learn English
  • Study for the GED or HiSET test
  • Improve your reading and writing skills
  • Improve your math skills
  • Study for U.S. citizenship
  • Prepare for college and job training entrance tests


Literacy Pittsburgh programs are free to you.

Classes and tutoring are offered in Allegheny County and Beaver County.

You can work with a volunteer tutor near where you live. You will meet two times per week for two hours each time.

You can also attend classes in Downtown Pittsburgh or in Beaver, PA. There are some other class locations. Your class schedule will depend on your current abilities and your goals. There are morning, afternoon and evening classes. Most sessions are two hours long and are two times each week. 

The time you spend at Literacy Pittsburgh depends on you. Every student is different. You will take a test to find out your abilities now. We will talk to you about your goals. We will make a plan just for you.

Our teachers and tutors will support you. We want you to do well.


The first step is to sign up for new student orientation.

Orientation is held every month.

You can sign up any time. Orientation fills up quickly. You might have to wait a short time.

At orientation, you will learn more about Literacy Pittsburgh. We will talk about your goals. We will schedule a test of your skills now. Many of your questions will be answered at orientation.

Sign up for orientation