Adult Literacy Tutor

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Heart of Illinois Adult Literacy Center

  • 28 people are interested

Purpose

Help an adults aged 18 - 80 improve their reading, writing, math and English language skills to meet self-identified goals

Responsibilities

  • Plan lessons based on learner's goals, needs, abilities and interests
  • Select adult materials and approaches that are suitable for learner's abilities and interests
  • Meet regularly and punctually
  • Keep records of learner attendance and progress; complete program reports as required
  • Seek to understand the psychological, emotional, and physical problems that may cause adults to have difficulty learning to read
  • Involve learner in decisions about the learning process
  • Help learner develop confidence and a positive attitude about learning
  • Notify program of any change in schedule or tutoring location; problems

Time Required

Twice-weekly meetings with learners for 1-1/2 hours each time, with schedules arranged at the convenience of the tutor and learner; plus one to two hours per week preparing for lessons.

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About Heart of Illinois Adult Literacy Center

Location:

YWCA of Pekin, 315 Buena Vista Avenue, Pekin, IL 61554, US

Mission Statement

Heart of Illinois Adult Literacy Center believes that all adults should be given the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives through literacy. We support learner-centered instruction and encourage each individual to attain her personal educational goals. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Description

Begun in 1985, the purpose of Heart of Illinois Adult Literacy Center is to provide free, volunteer-based education services to adult learners who want to increase their reading, writing, speaking, listening and math skills; achieve personal goals such as read to their children or get a driver's license; and further their education, training or employment. This is accomplished through one-on-one tutoring at locations throughout Tazewell County in literacy, adult basic education, pre-GED, and English for speakers of other languages.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

YWCA of Pekinand libraries in Tazewell & northern Mason County315 Buena Vista AvenuePekin, IL 61554

(40.5711,-89.6199)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 3 hours per week
  • Diploma/GED; teaching experience not required

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