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MCC to Host Volunteer Literacy Tutor Orientation Sessions

[Tuesday, February 07, 2017]
     

McHenry County College is hosting free orientation sessions for anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer literacy tutor for reading, math and/or English language skills. Literacy Tutor orientation sessions are available from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 in Room A342 or 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 in Room A372.

MCC’s Adult Education Department provides county residents with an opportunity to tutor adult students in reading, math or English as a Second Language. Anyone over the age of 18 with a desire to make a difference in someone’s life is encouraged to attend.

A literacy volunteer tutor does not have to speak a second language or have any teaching experience to tutor in the adult education literacy program. Volunteer tutors will receive free basic training that provides the information and skills needed to work with literacy students.

Last year more than 100 volunteers tutored over 455 adult learners. Tutors helped students improve their proficiency in English and provided basic reading and math skills.

Instructional materials are also provided along with the support from MCC’s Adult Education staff and faculty.

This project was made possible in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using state funds designated for literacy.

No registration is required to attend the information session. For more information or to view the schedule of upcoming trainings, call Marie Day at (815) 455-8542 or visit the website: www.mchenry.edu/volunteer.

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