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Volunteer to become a literacy tutor

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Submitted by McHenry County College

Free information sessions on becoming a literacy tutor are being offered for reading, math and English from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

MCC's Adult Education Department is in need of volunteers to tutor adult students in reading, math or English as a Second Language. Anyone older than 18 with a desire to make a difference in someone's life is encouraged to attend.

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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.

Training classes are held either Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings starting in the fall. All teaching materials are supplied to volunteers. Scheduling flexibility meets people's busy schedules, including those who are retired or working full time.

"People looking to make a difference in the life of an adult education student should come to an orientation session to learn about this rewarding opportunity," said Marie Day, coordinator of Adult Ed and Literary Support Services.

For more information or to register for an orientation or training session, call Marie Day at (815) 455-8542.

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