Our program is primarily funded by state funds through the Illinois Secretary of State’s Adult Literacy Grant Program. As a result, there is considerable uncertainty about funding right now. We need to hear from students, what tutoring means to them. Active tutors, please take a moment the next time you meet with students to get them to answer at least one of the questions below and submit your responses to janderson [at] waukeganpl [dot] info.
- How has tutoring made a difference in your life?
- What things can you do now that you couldn’t do when you started with tutoring?
- What does tutoring mean to you?
- What is the most important thing you have learned in tutoring?
- How would you keep learning if you couldn’t come to tutoring?
Timely Readings: Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 Anniversaries
Read Works is one of the sites we recommend in training. Last week they sent out a list of levelled passages about the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Or you could check out this article about the upcoming 9/11 anniversary. The site does require you to create an account, but it’s very quick. The materials are designed for the K-12 system, but the science and social studies readings often are great for use with adults. Having interesting readings at an appropriately challenging level for your learners is key!
Upcoming Tutor Training
Our next tutor training series is scheduled for Saturdays October 10th and 17th. Please consider sharing the following blurb through Facebook or E-mail. Just copy and paste the information.
“I enjoy helping adults improve their basic skills as an Adult Literacy Tutor! You can help Lake County’s adults develop the skills they need to be successful! Check out the program’s orientation on YouTube or call or E-mail for more information: 847-775-2549 or janderson [at] waukeganpl [dot] info.”
Here’s the new orientation video if you’d like to check it out for yourself:
Math Training Opportunity
The College of Lake County will be offering a series of Math instruction workshops for its ABE and GED teachers this fall on the first Friday of each month. They’ve graciously extended the offer for tutors to participate as well. Especially if you are currently tutoring Math, please take advantage of this free opportunity for high-quality training. RSVPs for the sessions are appreciated though not required. Please contact Tania Giordani at 847-543-2406 or tgiordani [at] clcillinois [dot] edu if you plan to attend any of the sessions.
All sessions will meet at the CLC Lakeshore campus in 1 North Genesee, Room 214 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
September 4th: Linear Relationships (Instructions from Tania: Bring your TI-30XS, graph paper and paper for you to take notes with. I will bring extra in case anyone needs it.)
October 2nd: Quadratic Relationships
November 6th: Statistics (main focus: Box and Whiskers)
December 4th: TBA