Enjoy tutoring? Tell your friends!

Tutor Carolyn Cunningham meets with her studentA training session for adult literacy tutors is scheduled for this fall. Do you have a friend or family member looking for a rewarding volunteer experience?

As you know, the adult literacy program in Lake County is a partnership between the literacy departments at Waukegan Public Library, the College of Lake County and Literacy Volunteers of Lake County. The program matches volunteer literacy tutors with adults who want to improve their basic skills in reading, writing or math. Tutoring usually involves a commitment of about two to three hours per week. Tutoring takes place in public places such as libraries or College of Lake County (CLC) sites throughout the county, and the greatest need for volunteer tutoring is in the Waukegan, North Chicago and Zion area.

Volunteer tutors are required to attend our tutor training series before being matched with a student or placed in an ABE (Adult Basic Education) classroom, and an orientation session provides an opportunity to learn more about the program. Here are the dates for the upcoming orientation and training session:

  • Tutor orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, at the CLC Grayslake Campus, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
  • The training sessions take place on two Saturdays, September 21 and October 5, from 9am to 4pm. Attending both Saturdays is required.

Tell your friends about your volunteer experience! Anyone interested in learning more about the fall tutor training session can contact Josh Anderson (janderson [at] waukeganpl [dot] info), Laura Sherwood (lsherwood [at] clcillinois [dot] edu) or Cheryl Luick (cluick1 [at] clcillinois [dot] edu) for more information. Thanks!

Pictured above: Volunteer tutor Carolyn Cunningham meets with her student.

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