Local adults need help learning English and improving their reading skills

Submitted by The Literacy Connection
Updated 1/12/2018 11:29 PM

The Literacy Connection is offering a Volunteer Tutor Training from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16, 18, 29 and 31, at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

The first hour of training will be a no-obligation introduction to the volunteer tutoring program. The remaining time is the training. In the first hour, you can learn about the program for free.

If you like what you learn, you are welcome to complete the training.

There is a $35 charge for the training, background check, and tutoring strategies book.

More than 90 adults with limited English or low literacy skills are waiting for a tutor right now. Adults need to improve their English and literacy skills to get or maintain employment, read to their children, become naturalized citizens and participate in the community.

Registration is recommended. Please call The Literacy Connection at (847) 742-6565, email info@elginliteracy.org, or visit www.elginliteracy.org to learn more about the organization or to register for the training workshop.

The Literacy Connection serves 16 Northwest suburban Chicago communities including Algonquin, Bartlett, Carpentersville, Cary, Elgin, South Elgin, East Dundee, West Dundee, Gilberts, Hanover Park, Hampshire, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Streamwood, and Schaumburg. The agency provides customized one-on-one adult tutoring, English conversation groups, and family literacy programs.

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