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You don't need to be bilingual or have teaching experience to become an English literacy volunteer for adults. 

The Elgin Literacy Connection will train and guide you through the tutoring process. Tutor training is a blend of online lessons and face-to-face classes.

Trainees must complete the first session on April 23 and at least one other in-person session (held April 30May 7 or May 14 from 6-9 p.m.). Once you complete training, you'll be matched with a learner and meet regularly with that person for one or two hours per week. Register with the Elgin Literacy Connection by emailing or calling (847) 742-6565.

Space is limited. Tutors must be at least 18 years old. There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of a background check.