Change a Life! Help an Adult Improve Literacy Skills


(41.75826,-88.317795)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

18 S. River StreetAurora, IL 60506


About

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.

Skills

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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 -2 hours a week for six months or longer
  • High school diploma

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