Free volunteer tutor training in February

The Adult Education Community Tutoring Program at Illinois Valley Community College will conduct free volunteer tutor training from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Room C325.

Volunteers must have a desire to work with adult learners and be willing to tutor two-to-three hours each week. Teaching experience is not necessary, however, 10 hours of training through the program is required. Visiting an Adult Education classroom is an additional training component.

After completing training, volunteers have the option of tutoring in an English Language Acquisition class, an Adult Basic Education class or a High School Equivalency class. These classes follow the IVCC semester schedule in fall and spring. One-to-one tutoring might be available during summer months.

Free online tutor training is another option for volunteers whose schedules do not allow them to participate in the spring training session. For information, go to http://www.ivcc.edu/communitytutoring.

To register for the training session, contact Angela Dunlap, campus and community tutoring coordinator, at (815) 224-0479, or Susan Martyn, Adult Education administrative assistant, at (815) 224-0379.