The Adult Literacy Program (brought to you by the Cumberland Adult Reading Council) offers free tutoring to adults who need help in basic reading, writing and math skills. 

Founded in 2005, tutoring and small group sessions are available free of charge to the students.

Cumberland Adult Reading Council

P.O. Box 3723
Crossville, TN 38557

We are located inside the
Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT), Bldg #1
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville TN 38555

Tel: (931) 337-5809

We are a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization



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We are currently seeking a part time Executive Director to provide leadership, management, planning, and coordination of the program that results in measurable impacts on academic and language skills of our students.

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The Cumberland Adult Reading Council (CARC) kicked off Adult Literacy Month by hosting its annual meeting at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Sept. 7. CARC shared information about how it helps adults learn to read, write and do basic math. CARC is the only program in Cumberland County that offers free one-on-one tutoring (via volunteers) for adults 18 and over.
To learn more about CARC and its services, call 337-5809 or email

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Through our Adult Literacy Program, the Cumberland Adult Reading Council provides free tutoring by trained volunteers for adults (18 and over). Academic subjects include reading, writing and comprehension, basic math. Learning programs and goals are individualized based on student goals. Tutoring sessions are usually held once or twice weekly, either in our facility or public locations mutually convenient for students and tutors for 1.5 to 2 hours per session. If you or someone you know needs our help, click below and contact us:

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