Aurora literacy center needs women tutors

Aurora's Dominican Literacy Center needs women volunteers to help women learn English.

Training workshops for prospective tutors will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, 18 and 23 at the center, 260 Vermont Ave. in Aurora.

Teaching experience is not required. Sessions are conducted in English. Tutors will meet one-on-one with adult students for 90 minutes weekly from September to May.

Tutors help students learn to read, write, and speak English. About 130 students are expected to begin classes in September.

Alison Brzezinski, DLC tutoring coordinator, said she hopes to train 25 tutors.

In addition to Brezezinski, instructors will be Dominican Sister Kaleen Ryan, DLC founder/director; and Sister Jane Ann Beckman, citizenship training program leader.

Brzezinski said training will include planning lessons, using textbooks, conducting oral drills and what to expect at classes.

She explained tutors receive information about prospective students, including years in the U.S., previous education and how often a student speaks English at home and on a job.

Center staff members are available to assist, answer questions and resolve issues.

Teaching aids available include picture dictionaries and other materials for vocabulary, writing, conversation, grammar and group activities.

Tutors and students are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

For more information, call Brzezinski at (630) 898-4636, email or visit

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