Change a life through literacy!


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When

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Where

95th Street Library3015 Cedar Glade RdNaperville, IL 60564
For Pablo and his wife Linda, the dream of a better life in the U.S. has been unfolding in stages, culminating in their buying a home in Westmont last year. Pablo first came to the U.S. looking for work in 1997. Neither of Pablo and Linda spoke English on arrival. For Pablo, this was not much of a hindrance, since his colleagues at the restaurants where he worked were also native Spanish speakers. He focused on earning money for his family. While Linda needed to learn English to advance in her job. About five years ago, Linda was paired with Coleman, a University of Chicago MBA who – having made his mark in the business world – decided it was time to become more active in community and volunteer activities. “I’ve got time in my life now,” Coleman explained. “And working with Pablo and Linda has been such a great experience for me -- it’s opened me up to a life I would never have imagined.” The couple’s dedication to learning is inspirational. While Linda continues to enhance her writing skills, Pablo is focusing on reading comprehension. “At one point Pablo had three jobs going, but he always carved out time for me to go there in the afternoons and give him lessons,” Coleman said. “They are driven to succeed in this country, particularly for their children.”

About

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

We train tutors. Tutors change lives. We teach people, just 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.

  • No teaching background or second language is required
  • Tutoring is done one-on-one and tutor times and locations arebased on your availability in the community you choose
  • You are trained to customize lessons specific to your learner
  • Literacy DuPage staff is always available to provide continued support

Help us continue our important work of empowering adults, families and communities through literacy!

Visit our website, www.literacydupage.org or call us at (630) 416-6699 to register to attend an upcoming orientation. We hope to see you there!

Skills

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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours/week for 6 months post training
  • Attend 18 hours of training after orientation

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