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Volunteer Literacy Tutors Wanted[Tuesday, February 6, 2018]
McHenry County College is offering free training for anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer literacy tutor for reading, math and/or English language skills. Online training sessions are currently underway and must be completed prior to one of the live training sessions scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 or from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 28.
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 400 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.
To register, go to www.mchenry.edu/volunteer, scroll to the purple “Contact” heading and click on “ask Marie Day to contact you” and you will receive all the information needed to begin your training. For more information, call Marie Day at (815) 455-8542 or visit the website: www.mchenry.edu/volunteer.