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
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 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per week
  • Diploma/GED; teaching experience not required

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