The Literacy Connection is dedicated to helping adults in the northwest suburbs reach their literacy goals through one-on-one volunteer tutoring and small group instruction.
The Literacy Connection, an affiliate of ProLiteracy, is a non-profit, community-based 501(c)(3) organization helping individuals acquire fundamental literacy skills. We provide tutoring services free of charge in sixteen communities.
Algonquin, Bartlett, Carpentersville, Cary, Elgin, South Elgin, East Dundee, West Dundee, Gilberts, Hanover Park, Hampshire, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Streamwood, and Schaumburg.
It is very rewarding to help someone become more fluent (oral and written) in the English language. You know that this better enables them to function in a more meaningful way in our society. You can actually see the learner's face light up with enthusiasm as she/he progresses, getting better and more comfortable with this country's language. When there is a day when you might want to stay home rather than tutor, it is easy to remind yourself of how much the personal effort of the tutor is appreciated. I am always thanked at the end of a tutoring class.