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Teach Immigrants English - Become an English Literacy Tutor!

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ORGANIZATION: Aquinas Literacy Center

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Become a Volunteer English (ESL) Tutor

Help adult immigrants learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center! By volunteering as an English Literacy Tutor for just 90 minutes per week (plus 30 minutes of lesson planning and paperwork), you can empower an adult learner to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Tutoring is scheduled at your convenience during regular Center hours (Monday through Thursday 9am-8pm). All tutoring occurs at our Center, located at 1751 West 35th Street in Chicago or online over Zoom. Prospective t utors must be native or near native English speakers. Knowledge of another language is not required; all tutoring is in English. You will receive 13 hours of training before working with an assigned learner.

Our next New Tutor Training Workshop will be:

in-person Saturday, November 12th, 9:00am-4:00pm

Prospective tutors must attend the full training and advance registration is required. A one-time $25 fee helps cover the cost of materials. The remaining 3 hours of training are scheduled individually during regular Center hours and online. At the end of all training, you will receive a 6 month membership and a certificate through ProLiteracy.

Contact us for registration information today! Email the Associate Director at or call (773) 927-0512.

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About Aquinas Literacy Center


3540 S. Hermitage, Chicago, IL 60609, US

Mission Statement

The Aquinas Literacy Center exists to offer individualized tutoring in the English language to area residents at no cost to the students. The Center accepts every race, color or creed. We strive to provide an environment conducive to learning, and one which reverences and respects each individual person. Closely allied with this intent is the fostering of independent learning, personal growth and responsibility. Our service is based on the expertise and experience of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and their continuing commitment to education.


Here at Aquinas Literacy Center we strive to help change lives word by word in an effort to help our students share their story and engage more fully in the world around them. We offer a variety of programming to help students in their learning. The Literacy Center is a place that offers hospitality, opportunity for education and learning, and a community of learners and supporters. We invite you to join us as a volunteer! In particular, Aquinas Literacy Center is seeking volunteers who can commit 90 minutes per week as an ESL tutor. Tutor training is provided, and knowledge of a second language is not necessary.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


Sat Nov 12, 2022 - Sun Nov 13, 2022
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM


1751 West 35th StreetChicago, IL 60609


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 90 min/week tutoring session, minimum 4 months
  • Native or Near Native English Fluency

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