Literacy Council in need of volunteers - – Rockford’s News Leader

Literacy Council in need of volunteers


Rockford's Literacy Council has a waiting list of adults wishing to work with tutors on their reading skills and they could use your help.

Volunteers will be matched with an adult to instruct them in phonics, reading comprehension, and writing. Tutors must be over 18 and have a high school diploma, good communication skills, flexibility, patience, and the ability to meet with a student for two hours a week for at least one year.

"Adult students come to the Literacy Council every week with the goals of improving their ability to get a job by improving their reading skills," Literacy Coordinator Stephanie Larson says.

Anyone wishing to become a volunteer can sign up for the free new tutor workshop that will begin on January 8.  Sessions will be held at the Literacy Council during the evenings and volunteers will learn techniques for teaching reading and English as a Second Language to adults.

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