Change a Life! Help an Adult Improve Literacy Skills
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In your community there are adults seeking help to improve their English literacy goals. We need tutors to help them:
- Learn to speak, read, and write English
- Improve basic math skills
- Improve basic and intermediate reading and writing skills
Will you help?
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers must be 18 years or older and posses a High School Diploma or equivalent. No prior tutoring or teaching experience required.
WHAT KIND OF TRAINING TO VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE?
Volunteer tutors receive 15 hours of professional training and the materials they need to teach adults to read, write, and/or speak the English language. The training is held on two Saturdays 9:00-3:00 several times a year. In addition, tutors observe a Waubonsee ESL (English as a Second Language) and an ABE (Adult Basic Education) classroom. The training is free and is held on the Aurora Downtown Campus of Waubonsee Community College. If you can't make the Saturday trainings, a self-paced, online training is available.
WHO ARE THE STUDENTS?
Students served by the Adult Literacy Project range in age from 16-80 and have various ethnic backgrounds. All the students need assistance in reading, writing, math, and/or speaking the English language. Many are learning English as their second language, but some are native English speakers.
WHEN & WHERE WILL I TUTOR?
Volunteers tutor once a week for 1.5-2 hours. 1-on-1 tutors make their own schedule and classroom tutors help during one of the classes which take place Monday - Thursday in the morning and evening. Classroom and group volunteer opportunities are available at the Aurora Downtown Campus. One on one tutors can tutor at any of the Waubonsee campuses or approved off-site, public locations.
About Adult Literacy Project, Waubonsee Community College
18 S. River St Suite 480, Aurora, IL 60506, US
The mission of the Adult Literacy Project at Waubonsee Community College is to empower adults to be responsible citizens through improved literacy skills.
The Adult Literacy Project at Waubonsee Community College began in 1985.
Trained volunteers provide customized English language tutoring in both reading and writing to adults who want to improve their skills or learn English as a second language. Volunteers may work one-on-one with a student, tutor as a volunteer aide in a Waubonsee Adult Education classroom, assist in the Adult Education Learning Center or volunteer in the open classroom.
Volunteer tutors receive 16 hours of professional training and all of the materials they need to teach adults to read, write and/or speak the English language. The training is usually 2 Saturdays (both days required). The free training sessions are offered several times a year. The project also has an online training that is self paced. The Adult Literacy Project is an affiliate of ProLiteracy Worldwide.
Volunteer tutors must be high school graduates who enjoy the English language, have patience and a positive mental attituade. Tutor qualifications also include dependability and a willingness to learn and accept cultural differences.
The students are all adults ranging in age from 16 to 80 who hold many different jobs and have various ethnic backgrounds. All the students served by the Adult Literacy project need assistance in reading, writing, and/or speaking the English language. Many ae native English speakers but some are learning English as their second language.
We'll work with your schedule.
18 S. River StreetAurora, IL 60506
- Literacy / Reading
- Adult Education
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Reading / Writing
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1.5 -2 hours a week for six months or longer
- High school diploma