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


Various locations close to you!Naperville, IL 60540

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.


Volunteer your time and help someone with limited English discover their full potential.

Our tutor training teaches people, like you, how to help an adult neighbor read, write, speak and understand English better. If you can volunteer just two hours a week, you can fit tutoring into your schedule.

  • Tutor times and locations are based on your availability in your own community
  • No teaching background or second language is required
  • Tutoring is done one-on-one
  • You are trained to customize lessons focusing on everyday life skills in an English-speaking world
  • Staff is always available to provide continued support

Help someone move forward. Get so much back.

You can build a mutually rewarding one-on-one relationship with your student and see direct rewards from their work and take pride in helping them become more independent and comfortable members of our community.


  • 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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