Adult Literacy Tutors

Help adults improve their basic skills!

The Adult Literacy Tutoring Program matches volunteer tutors with adults who want to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, math or to learn the English language. Tutoring usually involves a commitment of about three hours per week which includes tutoring time and prep time. Tutors work with students one-on-one or in small groups.  Tutors meet with adult learners at community sites or serve adult learners enrolled in classes under the direction of a paid instructor through one of our partner organizations.

Tutor trainings & orientation

Tutor training series are offered throughout the year.  For more information or to register for an upcoming orientation and training session, please call 847-775-2549 or E-mail  Working with adult learners is a rewarding experience, and we appreciate your time and your interest!

Orientation Video

Orientation Worksheet

Tutor Resources

ABE Tutor Manual
Please review the policies in this latest version of our manual.

ESL Tutor Manual

Please review the policies in this latest version of our ESL tutor manual.

Literacy Connection
The Literacy Connection blog keeps tutors updated with news from our literacy program.

Please keep track of your tutoring time with the appropriate timesheet:

One-on-one Hours Tracking Sheet

Literacy in my Life
Use this tool quarterly to help you and your learner see the ways that literacy impacts their life.

My Learning Goals
Use this tool to stay focused on your learner’s most appropriate academic goals.

If you are interested in becoming a trained volunteer tutor, please contact:

Literacy Office
Waukegan Public Library
(847) 775-2549