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Be An Adult Literacy Tutor

Help adults improve their basic skills!

The Adult Literacy Tutoring Program matches volunteer tutors with adults who want to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, math or to learn the English language. The program serves adult literacy students and tutoring usually involves a commitment of about three hours per week. Tutors work with students one-on-one or serve adult learners enrolled in classes under the direction of a paid instructor. Tutoring takes place in public places such as libraries or College of Lake County sites throughout the county. 

Program orientation sessions and the new tutor training series are offered throughout the year.  For more information or to register for an upcoming orientation and training session, please contact us.  Working with adult learners is a rewarding experience, and we appreciate your time and your interest! 

Literacy Connection

Click here for the latest news from our literacy program.

Volunteer Tutor Manual

Click here for the latest version of our manual for tutors.

Helpful Forms for Tutors

Hours Tracking Sheet helps you track your tutoring time.

Literacy in my Life helps you and your learner see how tutoring improves their life.

My Learning Goals helps you and your learner stay focused on the most appropriate academic goals.

All of the information required for reporting is included in the online form that is sent to you as a link via E-mail.  We do not need hard copies of the forms available on this page.


If you are interested in becoming a trained volunteer tutor, please contact:

Literacy Office
Waukegan Public Library
(847) 775-2549



Upcoming Events

Summer Adult Literacy Tutor Training Series

Are you interested in helping adults improve their basic skills in reading, writing and math?  Click here to review the attached Volunteer Literacy Tutor job description. 

To learn more and to register, contact Josh Anderson, the Adult Literacy Coordinator, at 847-775-2549 or janderson [at] waukeganpl [dot] info.


Save the Dates!

Program Orientation – Wednesday June 4, 2014

  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

  • 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. all three days