Adult Education


Individual Tutoring

The Hutchinson Public Library provides staff and volunteers to help adults improve their math, reading, writing, speaking and language skills. The State of Kansas defines Adult Education Services as those provided to residents who are at least 16 years old and no longer enrolled in school. The library follows this guideline as to whom we consider potential students.

Information for Potential Tutors
The relationship between the tutor and client is more important than how knowledgeable a tutor is in the given subject area. Adult Education Services tutors come from all walks of life. Individuals who are patient and committed to helping a client accomplish his or her educational goals become successful tutors.

For more information about these services, please contact the library at 620-663-5441 x. 143  or

Adult Literacy and Education Resources

​The library collection and website contain resources that can assist with preparing for many standardized tests. These include the ACT, PSAT, CLEP, SAT, DSST and several high school exit examinations. Resources are also available for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and Miller Analogies (MAT).  Resources for these tests can be found in the Gale Testing and Education Center.

Resources for field specific tests such as Law Enforcement, Fire Science and Nursing are available online and in library databases. Often field specific aptitude testing materials are available through the trade organization that sponsors the test.  Assistance with taking the Work Keys Test is available by calling the Kansas Works Center at 620-665-3559. Library staff will be happy to assist patrons with locating any materials referenced above or others that might be a part of the library collection. 

GED Resources Brochure
The brochure is available online in the Adult Education Resources link in the menu on the left. This brochure is also available at the Reference Desk or the Adult Education Service office on the second floor of the library. 

Scoreboost 2014 GED Test Workbooks
This is a series of eight workbooks that covers the different types of questions that will be on the new 2014 GED test. These workbooks are available through the Reference Desk or the Adult Education Services Office on the second floor of the library. Online practice tests and other resources can be accessed through the publisher's website at

GED Study Guides
These official study guides are on the Adult Education Resources link the "Use the Library" tab of the main menu. Paper copies are available through the Reference Desk or the Adult Education Services Office on the second floor of the library. The Adult Education services office also has access to GED practice tests that can be taken in person. For additional practice on basic concepts the Adult Education Services office also has workbooks from previous GED tests.  

Master the GED Test Manual  
The Gale Testing and Education database has several resources to assist in preparing for the GED. Under the Online Book link there is an 800 page downloadable book to help prepare for the GED test. This page also provides online practice tests. This manual is available under Research/Reference/Databases/Gale Testing and Education. The Gale Testing and Education database is accessible within the library. Access outside the library requires a current Hutchinson Public Library card.