Adult Literacy Tutor


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


YWCA of Pekinand libraries in Tazewell & northern Mason County315 Buena Vista AvenuePekin, IL 61554
Becky and Chuck
Volunteer tutor Becky works with her learner, Chuck, at the YWCA Adult Literacy program in Pekin, Illinois.



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


  • 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.


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

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

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