Volunteer Tutor Training


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Tue Mar 06, 2018 06:00 PM - Wed Mar 14, 2018 09:00 PM


Gail Borden Public Library270 N. Grove AvenueElgin, IL 60120


Become a Literacy Connection Volunteer Tutor in this 12-hour training workshop. Help to make a change in someone's life and become a Volunteer Literacy Tutor! The Literacy Connection has over 80 adult learners in our community waiting to be matched with a tutor like you! Would you like to help? Our Tutors help other adults with their English literacy skills, at a time and place convenient for both tutor and learner. NO PRIOR TEACHING OR TUTORING EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED! We'll train and guide you through the tutoring process. Join us at one of our upcoming Tutor Orientations to learn more! Must be at least 18 years old.

Not sure if tutoring is for you? Join us on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. for "Introduction to The Literacy Connection & Tutoring" to learn more. Training will start after the intro and there is no obligation to stay if you feel our program is not for you.

Training continues on Wednesday, March 7, Monday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 847-742-6565 or email info@elginliteracy.org for more information or to register.

Course Structure

This is an instructor-led, 12-hour course, with some online and out of classroom assignments. Online options are available to complete missed material, if necessary. Tutor trainees participate in discussion, role playing and interactive activities as they learn strategies and background information necessary to tutor adults.

Course Materials and Cost

Tutor training is free, but there is a $35 fee to cover the textbook, LITSTART: Strategies for Adult Literacy and ESL Tutors, and other handouts. Cash or a check made payable to The Literacy Connection is collected at the end of the first course meeting.


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

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • after completing training - 1 or 2 hours a week
  • Please plan to commit to at least a year of working with a learner.

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