TLC Reading Classes

About This Program

The Learning Cornerstone (TLC) offers reading classes to help you improve this very important life skill.


The New Readers Program provides individualized one-on-one instruction for adult new readers. Students are assisted by college tutors under the supervision of The Learning Cornerstone faculty. Using the Laubach Way to Reading, new readers are tutored in New Readers classes.

Areas of study

  • TLC 010  New Readers I
    Introduction to beginning reading and writing. Students study letter names and sounds, blending, letter formation, and basic sight vocabulary. Students work with tutors until mastery of level one.
  • TLC 020  New Readers II
    Second level reading and writing skills. An introduction to basic geometry and science are included.
  • TLC 030  New Readers III - A
    Introduction to third level reading, writing, mathematics, and science skills. Student works with a tutor and independently to develop mastery of course objectives and personal literacy goals. Emphasis on expanding sight and written vocabulary.
  • TLC 035  New Readers III - B
    Continuation of third level reading and writing skills. Student works with a tutor and independently to develop mastery of course objectives and personal literacy goals. Emphasis on developing study skills and written expression. Geography and science units are included.
  • TLC 040  New Readers IV - A
    Introduction to fourth level reading and writing skills. Units on family dynamics, social studies and science are included. Student works in lab with tutor to master course objectives and personal literacy goals.
  • TLC 045  New Readers IV - B
    Introduction to fifth level reading and writing skills. Social studies and science are included. Student works win lab with a tutor to master course objectives and personal literacy goals. Prepares student for independent developmental study.

  • TLC 051  Reading Step V
    Independent study and practice with reading skills. Student develops fluency, literal comprehension, and vocabulary.
  • TLC 061  Reading Step VI
    Independent study and practice in reading. Student builds on previously learned skills. Focus on developing interpretive and critical reading skills and vocabulary.

  • TLC 062  Social Science Reading I
    Provides reading skills practice and content learning in the social science, including reading in political science, history, geography, economics and behavioral science.
  • TLC 082  Social Science Reading II
    Instruction and practice with reading strategies in the content areas of political science, history, geography, economics and behavioral science.
  • TLC 063  Natural Science Reading I
    Provides reading skills practical and content learning in the physical sciences, including biology, earth science, physics and chemistry.
    TLC 083  Natural Science Reading II
    Reading practice and instruction in biology, earth science, physics and chemistry.
  • TLC 064  Literature Reading I
    Develop strategies in the literature content area. Specific emphasis on reading and interpreting fiction and nonfiction selections.
  • TLC 084  Reading Literature II
    Improve skills for understanding and interpreting literature. Students study the fundamentals of prose, poetry, drama and the essay.

  • TLC 071  Practical Reading
    Instruction and practice with literal and inferential reading comprehension. Focus on interpreting practical passages and selections.
  • TLC 077  Building Vocabulary I
    A course for vocabulary development. Students read literature selections and complete exercises for the purpose of expanding vocabulary. Limited practice in spelling and reading comprehension included.
  • TLC 081  Reading Skills and Strategies
    Reading strategies for literal and interpretive comprehension of written passages. Focus on interpreting popular literature and text passages.
  • TLC 091  Reading III
    Effective techniques for studying, reading, and comprehending college-level work. Intensive study of literal comprehension and content area reading techniques. Introduction to efficient study skills.
  • TLC101  Critical and Evaluative Reading
    Literal, inferential and critical interpretation of varied reading materials. Prepares students with critical thinking and decision making skills required for success in college and university degree programs.

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