Volunteer Tutor Training Opportunities


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Tue Feb 20, 2018 09:30 AM - Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:30 PM


Gail Borden Public Library270 N. Grove AvenueElgin, IL 60120
A tutor and learner work on an English lesson at their weekly tutoring session.


If you can speak and read English, you can help!

Local adults need help learning English and improving their reading skills.

The Literacy Connection is offering a Volunteer Tutor Training on February 20, 21, 26, 28 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and another training on March 6, 7, 12, 14 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 North Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL. The first hour of training will be a no-obligation introduction to the volunteer tutoring program. The remaining time is the training. In the first hour, you can learn about the program for free. If you like what you learn, you are welcome to complete the training. There is a $35 charge for the training, background check, and tutoring strategies book.

More than seventy adults with limited English or low literacy skills are waiting for a tutor right now . Adults need to improve their English and literacy skills to get or maintain employment, read to their children, become naturalized citizens, and participate in the community.

Registration is recommended. Please call The Literacy Connection at 847-742-6565, email info@elginliteracy.org , or visit www.elginliteracy.org to learn more about the organization or to register for the training workshop.

The Literacy Connection serves 16 northwest suburban Chicago communities including Algonquin, Bartlett, Carpentersville, Cary, Elgin, South Elgin, East Dundee, West Dundee, Gilberts, Hanover Park, Hampshire, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Streamwood, and Schaumburg. The agency provides customized one-on-one adult tutoring, English conversation groups, and family literacy programs.


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

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour per week for a year
  • $35 fee to complete training beyond orientation

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