Become a Student Oakland Literacy Council offers free one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English language skills to adults. Our trained tutors and quality literacy programs offer students a friendly and welcoming environment to learn and improve their reading, writing and comprehension skills. Adults who work, live or go to school in Oakland County can engage in a variety of programs and student support activities in which they can practice their reading, reading comprehension and listening. Getting Started Note: We have a long list of students waiting for a tutor. Because of the long list we are not taking new students at this time. Check back in a month or two. Just fill out the form on the right or call us at (248) 253-1617, and we will explain the program and schedule the initial testing and eligibility review.