Please note that currently, the Adult Education Program has a wait list for one to one tutoring. For more information or to get started, please call 519-472-1541 x228 to get up to date information. For General Information about services at Hutton House, or for other options, please contact our Intake Specialist at 519-472-1541 x232 or

What Will I Learn?

You choose what you want to learn.  Choices include:

Reading - Menus, books, maps, schedules, labels, recipes,  signs,reading for work, reading strategies, understanding what you read, etc.

Writing - Letters, notes, stories, poems, journals, essays, spelling, etc.

Math - Budgeting, using a calculator, money skills, basic and advanced operations, telling time, etc.

Computer Skills - Microsoft applications, basic operations, educational programs, internet, email, using an iPad, typing practice, etc.


Program Options

One to one tutoring

  • You are matched with a volunteer tutor

  • 1 hour per week

Computer Classes

  • Topics include Microsoft Word, Email, and the Internet

  • Full range of assistive devices

Small Group Classes

  • Choose 1 class per week

  • Classes include some of the reading, writing and perhaps some math that you would use in everyday life.

 These classes are offered in partnership with the Thames Valley District School Board.

Special Interest Groups/Clubs

Examples include book clubs, essay writing, literacy groups, Skills for Learning and Life, App Class and budgeting.  Check the Adult Education calendar to find out which groups are being offered now.


Program Benefits

  • Increased self-esteem

  • Increased independence

  • Enhanced employment opportunities

  • Improved ability to access and understand community services

What Will it Cost?

There is no charge for classes. 

You are responsible for your own transportation.

How to Get Started

Call 519-472-1541 x 228 to register or if you are new to Hutton House, you will start with an intake by calling 519-472-1541 x 232.

You must be:

  • 16 years of age or older and not still in high school (19 years of age or older for the TVDSB classes)

  • Motivated and willing to commit time to work toward your learning goals

  • Have a disability that affects access to traditional classroom adult education programs

Once registered, you will meet with the Adult Education Coordinator to review your current literacy level and to determine your goals in the program.

Resource Materials

  • A variety of teaching methods and resource materials are available to accommodate your disability and education level.

  • Hutton House has developed many custom learning materials for adult learners. Materials include books, worksheets, games and resource guides to assist with literacy and math skills.

The Hutton House Adult Literacy Series and accompanying resource guides are available for purchase by school boards, services providers, libraries and other literacy providers.


The Adult Education program is supported by:

Hutton House Foundation

Hutton House Foundation

Ministry of Community and Social Services

Ministry of Community and Social Services

Thames Valley District School Board

Thames Valley District School Board