Help Change Someone's Future - Become a Volunteer Tutor!


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Sat Mar 25, 2017, 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Downers Grove Public Library1050 Curtiss St.Downers Grove, IL 60515

I saw a notice for the Literacy of DuPage, I called the number and I met my tutor. His name is Michael and he is very patient. This was two years ago and he is still teaching me. I learn by reading, writing, and speaking. Why do I learn English? For many reasons. Getting a job, becoming more educated and communicating with people. English is an international language and by knowing English I can also help other refugees. English also helps me to understand the media and to know what is going on in the world. I am a seamstress and too often have lost customers because of my poor communicating.


Help Change Someone’s Future

Become a Literacy DuPage Volunteer Tutor!

We are currently recruiting tutors to help more than 300 learners improve their foundational English skills to get jobs, support their families and thrive in their communities.

What makes a great tutor?

  • Passion for helping and teaching and seeing their learner grow.
  • Patience to help learners where they’re at and slowly improve over time.
  • Empathy to understand the learner may be balancing work, family and other responsibilities, all in a community where they may not speak with language.
  • Resourcefulness to connect learners with the information and tools they need to thrive.

If this sounds like you, we would love to meet you! Go to our website,, call us at (630) 416 - 6699 to attend the orientation at the Downers Grove Public Library on March 25, 2017 from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM. Help us continue our important work of empowering adults, families and communities through literacy.


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hrs/wk for 6 mos after being trained as tutor.
  • After orientation session, volunteer tutor attends training sessions prior to tutoring.

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