A volunteer tutor helps an adult to speak, read, and/or write English, or improve math skills. A volunteer tutor works in either a classroom or one-to-one with a student. Volunteers who tutor one-to-one with a student tailor the session to meet the needs of the student and monitor progress. Those who volunteer in the classroom assist the teacher with small group exercises and helping students who are falling behind.
The program is funded 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. Grant funding guidelines require 16 hours of training. Interested volunteers must attend two Saturday training sessions. Both are required. Training sessions are held at the Aurora Campus five times each year. The tutor/trainer coordinator facilitates the trainings.
Volunteers are encouraged to view questions and answers prior to choosing a training session. Those who are ready to enroll in the next training can print and complete the volunteer application (pdf) and mail to:
Volunteer Tutor Coordinator
Adult Literacy Project
Waubonsee Community College
18 S. River St., Suite 460
Aurora, IL 60506
For more information on volunteering, contact the Adult Literacy Project.