ARAS - Adult Reading Assistance Scheme (Christchurch) Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation which provides adult literacy and numeracy assistance on a one-to-one and/or small group basis, at no direct cost to the student, and without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, beliefs, socio-economic level, class or culture.
ARAS trains a pool of volunteer tutors to work with adult students on a one-to-one basis to assist them to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Currently ARAS has 60 trained tutors and is assisting approximately 150 students. Tutoring is student-focussed, with sessions tailored to the appropriate learning styles and goals of each student. Tutors are matched carefully with students to provide the best possible outcomes for the student.
MissionTo assist self-motivated adults with reading, writing, numeracy and other essential learning in order to empower them to achieve independence, attain their goals and fulfill their potential.
ARAS believes that...