Adult Volunteer Literacy Program trains tutors to teach literacy
information provided by South Suburban College
SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (May 9, 2018) – South Suburban College is seeking tutors and participants for the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program. The program is structured to train volunteers to become one-on-one tutors for adults in need of basic literacy skills. Basic literacy involves the development of phonetic reading skills combined with communication skills.
New tutor training sessions will take place at the Main Campus in South Holland on May 22 and 24 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm, and on May 29 and 31 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. The tutor training culminates with literacy training certification. Online training is available as well.
Once certified, the tutors will visit their adult learners at locations in or near their neighborhoods. Tutoring sites have already been established at the following locations:
- Acorn Public Library, Oak Forest
Calumet City Public Library
Dolton Public Library
Grande Prairie Library, Hazel Crest
Harvey Public Library
Homewood Public Library
Lansing Public Library
Markham Public Library
Midlothian Public Library
Oak Forest Center Library, Oak Forest
Riverdale Public Library
South Holland Public Library
South Suburban College Library, Main Campus
Tutoring is scheduled by the availability of the tutors and the learners, and the availability of space and hours of the tutoring sites.
Illiteracy is an issue that can be debilitating. Adults who are unable to read have a more difficult time with many daily activities that others take for granted, along with a clear disadvantage in today’s competitive job market. SSC’s Office of Adult Education administers the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program in addition to High School Equivalency (HSE), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Adult Basic Education (ABE).
Tutors will receive free professional development services throughout this program. Successful tutors are also eligible for letters of support or recommendation for jobs, scholarships, educational opportunities, and more. These opportunities are made possible 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 for the upcoming volunteer tutor training class, or if you know someone who could benefit from tutoring services, contact Raylynn Stokes, Literacy Coach of the Adult Volunteer Literacy Program:
- 708-596-2000, x2558
South Suburban College is located at 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, Illinois.