Tutor training opportunity! Add to your student's learning toolbox

Explicit Instruction for Strategy Learning:

Learn the principles of explicit instruction and how to help adults with Learning Disabilities develop learning strategies.

Waukegan Public Library

Literacy Suite Classroom

Wednesday, February 27

10:30am to 12:30pm

Optional lunch to follow at Jerry’s Tacos in downtown Waukegan ($7-$10)

Please RSVP to Josh Anderson, 847-623-2041 x225

Training Overview

Part of being a good educator is helping to put more tools in your students’ learning  toolboxes.  This training will demonstrate how to effectively teach high-value learning strategies that are widely used by students in the College of Lake County’s Adult Education classes and Waukegan Public Library literacy tutoring groups. 

This free training is the fifth module from the Learning to Achieve Adult Education training, the result of a national effort to collect and apply the best available research on working with adults with Learning Disabilities.  The principles and techniques from this session will be effective with all learners.


Both presenters were trained as Learning to Achieve trainers in 2011 through the support of the Literacy Volunteer of Illinois.

Barbara Babb serves currently as the president of the Literacy Volunteers of Lake County.  She was the Adult Literacy Program Manager for the Waukegan Public Library for four years, and prior to that served as a volunteer tutor for adult learners with the Adult Literacy Tutoring Program for 15 years. She is a reading specialist with a Master’s in Adult Education from Northern Illinois University. Barbara is particularly passionate about working with beginner level adult learners and adults with learning disabilities.

Marlene McLeod is a special education teacher, certified in the state of Illinois, who has worked in the field of special education for over 30 years. During that time she has not only taught in the classroom but has provided in-services, workshops and skills training to teachers in the Chicago Public School system, parochial school teachers, college students in the Department of Education at the University of Illinois, student teachers and other professionals interested in the field of exceptional children and IDEA. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and a Master’s in Special Education from the University of Illinois. Marlene’s primary concentration is in mentoring, teaching and training teachers.


Two hours of free parking is provided in the parking garage located at the northeast corner of County and Clayton Streets.  Just bring your parking ticket from the garage to be validated at the Customer Service desk.

Since the training will be a full 2 hours plus the optional lunch, be prepared to pay $1 in cash for each hour after the first two. 

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