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Volunteer training planned in June

OGLESBY — The I-READ Adult Literacy Program at Illinois Valley Community College will conduct free volunteer tutor training sessions in June.

Volunteers must have a desire to work with adult learners and be willing to tutor two to three hours each week, but volunteers do not need to have teaching experience. Fifteen hours of training is required for all tutors. The four required training sessions will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 4, 6, 11 and 13 in Room E-321 at IVCC’s main campus.

After completing the training, tutors are matched with learners age 17 or older who test below the ninth-grade level or who need to improve their English language skills. Volunteers may choose to tutor in one-to-one sessions at a local library or in an Adult Education classroom at IVCC or at an extension site within the IVCC district.

Free online tutor training is another option for volunteers whose schedules do not allow them to participate in the June training sessions. For information on the I-READ program, go to http://www.ivcc.edu/adulted.aspx?id=3120.

To register for the training sessions, contact Angela Dunlap, I-READ program manager, at 815-224-0372 or Chris Warren, I-READ literacy specialist, at 815-224-0345.

This project is made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds designated for literacy.

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