Adult Literacy Office

Please note office hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Other times available by appointment – please call 610-444-9118

Office Staff

Filomena M. Elliott, Bilingual Program Director
Lupe Ruiz, Bilingual Administrative Assistant


Kennett Square

English as a Second Language

Filomena M. Elliott
Mary Latham Gannon
Spencer Gates
Susan Shelley
Merwin Soash

West Grove and Oxford

English as a Second Language

General Equivalency Diploma preparation

American Citizenship preparation

Jennifer Waite


Adult Literacy Program staff is so very grateful to our many volunteer tutors for their invaluable help! We count over 100 tutors yearly, and their work with our students enhances classroom instruction. Tutors meet with their student between one and three hours weekly, and the great majority help students to practice English skills: speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Some tutors prepare students for American citizenship and others prepare them to take the four tests for the General Equivalency Diploma. Our tutor volunteers come from all walks of life, from all ages, and from our very own community. A special “thank you” goes to our friends at Kendal and Crosslands Communities, as their partnership with ALP has given us many tutors.

Our students are able to continue to achieve successes with the help of these volunteer mentors. As an example, from February 2019 to December 2020, there were 22 ALP students who became American citizens with the help of their tutors. Truly, the thousands of hours that our tutors generously donate every year are making a difference in the lives of so many adult students and their families. The ALP staff, teachers, and students are fortunate to have so many selfless community members giving of their time, talent, and patience.

We are thankful!


José Javier Gutierrez García

His future plans include beginning a program of study which will lead him to a career in the financial field.

Pimvilai Chanmai

Originally from Thailand, earned her American Citizenship.  

Maria Mendiola

For successfully passing the American Citizenship exam!