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Become a Tutor

Help to make a change in someone’s life and become a Volunteer Literacy Tutor!

The Literacy Connection has over 70 adult learners in our community waiting to be matched with a tutor like you!

Would you like to help?

Our Tutors help other adults with their English literacy skills, at a time and place convenient for both tutor and learner. NO PRIOR TEACHING OR TUTORING EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED! We’ll train and guide you through the tutoring process. Join us at one of our upcoming Tutor Orientations to learn more!

To Become a Literacy Volunteer
Potential volunteers need to attend a total of 12 hours of training to become a volunteer tutor, which includes a one-hour orientation. Specialized strategies for English as a Second Language (ESL) and Basic Literacy tutoring are provided. Once you complete training you will be matched with a learner by our program coordinator. You will meet regularly with your learner at a mutually convenient time and public place, such as a library, for one to two hours per week. We ask that tutors commit to a minimum of one year of service.

For more information, please contact us at info@elginliteracy.org or 847-742-6565.

Volunteer Interest Form

Thanks for your interest in The Literacy Connection. Please take a moment to provide the following information. We look forward to meeting you!


Literacy Connection 270 North Grove Avenue Elgin, IL 60120 (847) 742-6565

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