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posted: 4/21/2014 2:58 PM

Learn about becoming a literacy tutor

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Submitted by McHenry County College

Free information sessions on becoming a literacy tutor are being offered at McHenry County College for reading, math and English on Saturday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 30.

MCC's Adult Education Department is in need of volunteers 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. Saturday's session on April 26 is from 9 to 11 a.m. in Building A, Room 370. Wednesday's session on April 30 is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Building A, Room 226. The college is at 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake.

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. All teaching materials are supplied to volunteers. Scheduling flexibility meets people's busy schedules, including those who are retired or working full time.

Call Marie Day at (815) 455-8542 for more information on this rewarding opportunity for you and a future student.

This project was made possible in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using state funds designated for literacy.

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