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Be An Adult Literacy Tutor

Help adults improve their basic skills!

The Adult Literacy Tutoring Program matches volunteer literacy tutors with adults who want to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, math or speaking English. The program serves adult literacy students and tutoring usually involves a commitment of about two to three hours per week. Tutors work with students one-on-one or assist instructors in a classroom setting. Tutoring takes place in public places such as libraries or College of Lake County sites throughout the county. 

A Tutor Orientation meeting and Tutor Training Classes are held 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.


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

Literacy Office
Waukegan Public Library
(847) 623-2041, ext. 225



Lake County Literacy Guide

This comprehensive list of Adult Literacy, Family Literacy (including Early Literacy) and Spanish Literacy programs in Lake County is used to

  • make high quality referrals for residents who need literacy services.
  • give prospective volunteers a list of opportunities that will maximize their passion and skills.

The 2013 Literacy Resource Guide is available here.

If you have questions about the Literacy Resource Guide, please contact the Literacy Office at (847) 623-2041 x225.