Pat OlsonLiteracy Program

Learning Opportunities:

  • Do you need individual tutoring to improve your basic reading or math skills?
  • Do you need help learning English?

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Are you interested in assisting someone in your community work toward their literacy goals?

The Literacy Program offers free tutoring, provided by trained volunteers, for adults (16 years and older) who need assistance with basic reading, math or English language skills. Learning materials are provided. Meeting time and place are set to fit your needs.

About the Literacy Program

This program is made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL) a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using state funds designated for literacy. This program's goal is to improve the reading, math or English language skills for adults whose literacy levels are below the 9th grade.

Volunteer tutors make this program possible.

  • Free training in reading or English as a Second Language.
  • Instructional materials provided.
  • Flexible scheduling for training and tutoring.
  • Tutoring (one-to-one or small group) in your own community.
  • Community or class site tutoring.
  • Opportunities to attend workshops and conferences.
  • No second language ability needed (although Spanish is an asset).
  • Tutors need to be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

1-1 Tutor Report

To report your tutoring hours, please use this online form. Submit after your last session for the month, even if you have no hours.

Literacy Program Contact

Pat Olson, Coordinator
815-825-2086, ext. 3200
Office: C1223

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