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Adult Literacy Tutor - Literacy DuPage

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Recruiting Organization: Literacy DuPage

Change Someone’s Future -- Bridge the language gap by tutoring a DuPage County adult in English!

As a volunteer tutor, you will teach an adult to improve their comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking skills so that they can do what most of us take for granted: make doctor appointments, go grocery shopping, apply for a job, speak with their children’s teachers, read a menu, call for an Uber, and so many other essential everyday tasks.

The need is great. It is estimated that 128,000 residents in the county struggle with sub-par English language skills. That 1 in 9 residents!

As a Literacy DuPage tutor, you will join a family of over 200 volunteers, who create lesson plans, share ideas, and forge friendships while strengthening the community’s ability to reach those who are motivated to improve their English language skills. You will find yourself in a rewarding place: empowering adults with the life-changing benefits of literacy.

To learn how you can be part of this critical work - and why it matters so much in DuPage County - attend a 45-minute Meet & Greet information session. We will explain what it takes to be a one-to-one tutor and how we will prepare you to teach English that will improve a life, one conversation at a time. No foreign language or prior teaching experience required.

Sign up for a virtual Meet & Greet through our website (, by phone (331-472-7160), or by email ( Further information is available at We look forward to meeting you!

Volunteers must live in DuPage County, be at least 21 years old, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Of note, there is a15-hour training requirement, and the instructional commitment is 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.

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