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Tutor Adults in Reading, Literacy, and English as a Second Language (ESL)!

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ORGANIZATION: The Literacy Council

  • 8 people are interested

Become a volunteer tutor!
We train tutors to work with their choice of learner at flexible times and locations. We serve native English speakers from literacy up to eighth grade, along with English as a Second Language (ESL). Tutors work one-on-one with their learners after going through our New Tutor Workshop. We provide all the materials at the right level. The Literacy Council helps adults improve reading and English skills, along with basic math like telling time, and life skills, such as filling out forms or reading prescriptions. Thanks to the efforts of our volunteer tutors, students achieve greater personal independence while improving their reading and/or English literacy skills.
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About The Literacy Council

Location:

982 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103, US

Mission Statement

The Literacy Council exists to provide literacy instruction to individuals and families to strengthen communities --regardless of means or ability to pay --to improve quality of life for individuals --to advocate for literacy awareness and services

Description

The Literacy Council helps adults improve reading and English skills, along with basic math like telling time, and life skills, such as filling out forms or reading prescriptions. Thanks to the efforts of our volunteer tutors, students achieve greater personal independence while improving their reading and/or English literacy skills. They also improve their job prospects. Tutors help their students build their confidence through various types of learning, and this helps them succeed in other areas of life.

We offer the following services to our students, free of charge:

One-on-one tutoring in reading, writing, and/or numeracy and also speaking/listening for English as a Second Language (ESL),

Classes in Academic Skills, GED, ESL and basic computers

The Literacy Council helps change lives by assisting students with their basic educational needs so they can further their education elsewhere, or gain new or improved employment. One in five adults struggles with reading in the United States, and 40,000 in Boone, Ogle, and Winnebago counties alone. The average reading level of an entering native-born student is third grade, while ESL students can often already hold a conversation with their tutor when they begin working with one. Won't you join our staff of over 100 volunteer tutors making a difference in Rockford, one person at a time? We'd love to have you be a part of our wonderful, diverse community.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Rockford, IL 61103

(42.341,-89.08479)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Two hours a week. Either two hours one day, or one hour two days a week.
  • No requirements needed except a High School Diploma or G.E.D.

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