Humboldt Literacy Project connects adults who wish to improve their reading and writing with adult volunteer tutors for free, confidential, one-on-one English language tutoring.


We work with all kinds of people. Most of our learners have very low writing and reading skills. A few are trying to improve their comprehension and composition at a college level. Several are acquiring English as a second language on their way to other goals. Learners must have the ability to maintain their own schedule and communications in order to work with an HLP tutor.


It all starts with a request from the learner, after which we will schedule a 20-30 minute intake session. We used to do this in person at our Eureka or Fortuna offices, but we are making use of videoconferencing and other technology until the current pandemic is brought under some kind of control. 


We frequently will match you with a tutor within a few weeks of intake and assessment. You and your tutor will decide the best time and place for your studies, and discuss your most important goals, which your tutor has volunteered to help you achieve. 


This is a free service for the community. Learners never pay for the assistance they receive.


For more information, contact us at, or call 445-3655, or begin the application process here.