Adult Literacy & Numeracy Services (ALNS) helps people develop their English literacy or numeracy (L&N) skills.  This can require different help for different students because literacy and numeracy cover many things.  Literacy can involve reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, speaking, using technology, completing forms.  Numeracy involves learning the language of maths in order to read, speak, write and calculate.   Both fields, nowadays, tend to require a range of technical/digital skills.

ALNS helps small groups and individuals expand skills like these in a customised way.  It aims to support anyone who wants to learn – school students or leavers; working or unemployed adults; business owners; retirees; or other adults.  This can include a native English-speaker or someone who is learning the language.  People can decide to build their literacy & numeracy skills for all sorts of reasons.

ALNS’ founder, Fran Davidson, has solid experience in teaching, learning, mentoring and studying.  This helps her support others as they explore concepts, complete assessments or “just” build skills.  ALNS offers relaxed, professional, personalised mentoring based upon the learner’s needs and goals.  Before we start actively learning, we meet to discuss how and what we will focus upon. 

In 2018, Fran started working with organisations to help employees build literacy and numeracy skills for work.  2019 saw her move into distance and online mentoring as well.  Location needn’t be an obstacle to anyone who wants to improve their L&N skills.  Please explore the other pages on this site to learn more about this.


Adult Literacy & Numeracy Services also buddies with L&N teachers when the load is too much.  This is a confidential, judgment-free service which helps mentors brainstorm ideas; develop learning plans or resources; and meet admin requirements. 


To discuss any of the above, contact ALNS on 0413 525 114 or info@alns.com.au



Want to research your options?

To explore the L&N learning options in your area, contact the Reading Writing Hotline on 1300 655 506 (or email them here).

To learn a little more about how the Hotline helps people, click on the video image.



Transitioning Adult L&N Learners into Further Training and/or Work

A lot can be involved in transitioning L&N learners into further work and training.  The process can be powerful because it often sees employees going public for the first time.  This can trigger a lot of stressors which the employer may be unaware of.  L&N skills development is a courageous step that businesses tend to grow from, too.  To download or share my summary on this, click here or on the image to the right.  


How Low L&N Skill Levels affect Workplace Outcomes

This publication outlines how low literacy & numeracy skill levels can affect workplace outcomes. It is not the first document to do this yet it is amazing to see how widespread these issues are in Australia. The handout also outlines how sponsoring L&N skills development can add value. To read it, click here.