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18 S. River StreetAurora, IL 60506


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 and have a choice of online tutorials, books and videos to complete the total of 15 hours. The training is free and is held on the Aurora Downtown Campus of Waubonsee Community College. The 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 as well. Volunteers may work one-on-one with a student, tutor as a volunteer assistant in a Waubonsee Adult Education classroom, or volunteer in a literacy or math group. One on one tutors can tutor at any of the Waubonsee campuses.

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers must be 18 years or older and posses a High School Diploma or equivalent.


  • Mathematics
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours a week for one year
  • High school diploma

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