Since 1972, Literacy DuPage volunteers have been teaching basic—but life-changing—communication skills to adults who want to learn English.
Tutors sit side-by-side with adults who cannot understand, speak, read, or write English. These volunteers are given the materials, techniques, and confidence they need to help adults bust through language barriers and experience a whole new world of communication and connection—in DuPage County.
Each tutor is matched with an adult who wants to learn English. Learner and tutor decide on a convenient meeting time and place—often at the local library.
From there, the instruction is entirely customized. The learner chooses specific goals—understand street signs, decipher prescription labels, read mail, tell bedtime stories,apply fora job—and the tutor offers practical instruction in response. This highly personalized approach gets results, builds relationships, and strengthens communities.
More than 100,000 DuPage County residents need help improving their English skills. Every year, Literacy DuPage serves more than 500 adult learners in more than 30 communities throughout DuPage County but the waiting list includes 300 more people who hope to be matched with a tutor.
To learn more about how to become a tutor, visit: https://literacydupage.org/
Therese McMahon, Executive Director
Beth Nyland, Board Member and Marketing Committee Chair