Frequently Asked Questions About Tutoring:
A: Yes, we require both tutors and learners to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and require proof of vaccination.
A: Mostly, you need time and heart. Plus:
- Be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma or greater.
- Live in DuPage County.
- Demonstrate the ability to speak, read, write, and understand English to communicate clearly at a native proficiency.
- Be sensitive to the adult learner and other cultures. Be patient, dependable, friendly, and optimistic. Be interested in helping others, respectful of confidentiality, and enthusiastic about empowering adults through literacy.
A: No, you do not need to speak or understand another language to tutor.
A: No, we will train you!
A: Tutoring involves a bit of a time commitment:
- 45 minutes for an initial volunteer Meet & Greet session
- 15 hours of tutor training
- Minimum of two in-service workshops each year
- Minimum commitment of six months to tutor your adult learner for two hours per week
A: Here’s what we ask of Literacy DuPage tutors:
- Meet with your learner regularly and punctually each week.
- Prepare each lesson to meet your learner’s goals and life-skills needs, integrating his/her special interests.
- Set up an assessment meeting after every 35 hours of tutoring.
- Submit volunteer hours online on a quarterly basis.
- Contact program staff for support at any time. We look forward to assisting you!
A: No fee for tutor or learner!
Beyond tutoring, here are other ways you can get involved with Literacy DuPage:
- Take photos of Literacy DuPage in action
- Donate design, printing, and other services
- Invite us to meet with your company, organization, club, or place of worship
- Secure sponsorships for our work
- Invite individuals to donate
- Recruit other volunteers
- Serve on a committee or join our board of directors