What is Adult Literacy?
Adult Literacy is using printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.
What type of learners do we tutor?
Our Adult Literacy Tutoring program is designed for students not yet ready for Adult Basic Education classes or for English language learners who are at pre-literacy levels. Students are interviewed and assessed for eligibility, then matched with a caring, trained volunteer tutor.
Where are the tutoring locations?
The locations are primarily at the LLCC Centers throughout the district. There are other locations such as local libraries or community centers.
Adult Education and Literacy is currently seeking volunteer tutors.
- Opportunities to tutor in reading, math and English as a Second Language
- Volunteers should be available to tutor one hour per week
- Tutor training provided
To volunteer, call 217-786-2349.
What are the responsibilities of a tutor?
Responsibilities of a volunteer tutor are to provide assistance to students on a one-to-one basis, as a member of a small group, or within a classroom setting.
Also, submission of hours and a learner progress sheet to your region coordinator monthly are required.
Time requirements for tutors are minimum of 1 hour per week.
Do I qualify to be a tutor?
Qualifications include willingness to complete duties and responsibilities, the ability to read, successful participation in scheduled training sessions and programs as able and dedication to continuing education. Tutors should also have a positive approach to teaching, nonjudgmental attitude, patience, enthusiasm, and desire to help others.
If you are interested in learning more about Secretary of State’s Adult Volunteer Literacy Initiative please visit http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/literacy/home.html
For more information about our literacy program please contact: