Thank you for the fantastic response to our last post about our immediate need for tutors. We were able to meet those needs very quickly thanks to you! If someone you know is looking for a rich and rewarding volunteer opportunity, we hope you’ll refer them to us. Our next tutor training is scheduled for August 8 and August 15. Please contact Josh Anderson at (847) 775-2569 or via email at janderson [at] waukeganpl [dot] info (subject: August%202015%20Tutor%20Training) for more information.
We were privileged to honor our tutors at our Volunteer Tutor Appreciation Lunch held earlier this summer. We heard some fantastic success stories from our tutors and several adult learners, and everyone came away with a great sense of their fellow tutors’ passion for their work.
Fall Semester 2015 Updates
At the Tutor Appreciation Lunch, we also had the opportunity to say farewell to Laura Sherwood, who after seven years as Literacy Coordinator for the College of Lake County is beginning a new role with the Adult Learning Resource Center, where she will be developing training for instructors in Adult Education. She’ll be working on developing and delivering training for ABE, GED, and ESL instructors. We wish her all the best in her new position and know that she will bring incredible talent to her the Adult Learning Resource Center. She will continue as an adjunct professor at CLC, and may still be reached at her CLC email address. You can read her letter to tutors here.
Waukegan Public Library will continue to partner with CLC, and we are currently working to develop new processes for matching tutors to work with learners in CLC’s Adult Education classes. We will keep you posted on our progress and update you before the start of the fall semester. For now, if you would like to be matched to a classroom environment, or to continue tutoring with a specific instructor, please contact Josh Anderson at (847) 775-2569 or via email at janderson [at] waukeganpl [dot] info (subject: Fall%20Semester%20Tutoring) so he can begin making arrangements for the fall semester. The program will also continue its partnership with the Mundelein High School and Highland Park High School adult education programs to support their adult learners, too.
As we get ready for the fall semester, why not take some time to read up on what’s new with other Illinois Literacy Programs? The Secretary of State’s summer literacy newsletter is now available. Check it out!