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Tutor Training

Course Schedule and Registration

Tutor Training is offered nine times per year at a variety of locations. A current course schedule follows below. New course dates and times are added as they become available.

Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. To register, complete the online form http://elginliteracy.org/how-to-help/become-a-tutor, call 847-742-6565, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your full name, address, phone number, and course date you plan to attend. You will receive a confirmation email within a couple of days.


Course Materials and Cost

Tutor training is free, but there is a $35 fee to cover the textbook, LITSTART: Strategies for Adult Literacy and ESL Tutors, and other handouts. Cash or a check made payable to The Literacy Connection is collected at the first course meeting.


Not sure if Tutoring is for you?

Thinking about tutoring? Do you want more information? You are welcome to attend the first hour of any Tutor Training course. Information about the agency, tutor training, tutor-learner matches, and other Literacy Connection volunteer opportunities will be covered. If you decide you would like to continue with the course, you are welcome to stay or complete training in a future course.

Tutor trainees unable to complete a full course in one month are eligible to make-up sessions during a subsequent month.


2017 Tutor Training Schedule






Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 5*, 12, 17, & 24

Gail Borden Public Library

270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/PrmEjsU86i82

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Saturdays, October 28* and November 4

The Congregational Church of Algonquin

109 Washington Street, Algonquin IL 60102

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/1FnwneaEoAz

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*The first hour of this session is an orientation. Learn more with no obligation. There is a $35 fee to help cover the cost of materials and a background check.


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

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