ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY
Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training
Helping adults improve their literacy and English language skills is an important task that requires training; the goal of this website is to provide a web-based training alternative to face-to-face training. To succeed, also be aware that establishing a close working relationship with a local adult literacy program is a vitally important factor. As a first step in determining if Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutoring is right for you, please explore this website to learn more.
If you are interested in becoming an Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor, contact a literacy program in your area. A complete listing of Adult Literacy, Family Literacy and Workplace Skills Enhancement programs funded by the Secretary of State Illinois State Library is provided in the Guide to Secretary of State Literacy Effort.
If you are interested in becoming an Adult Literacy Volunteer Trainer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, agency name, email address and telephone number. Once the State Library's Literacy office receives the email, we will confirm with you by sending additional information including the link for the trainer’s notes and tracking chart. For more information, please call 800-665-5576, ext. 3.
- Lesson 1: Adult Literacy in Illinois
- Lesson 2: Role of the Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor
- Lesson 3: Characteristics of Adult Learners
- Lesson 4: Principles of Adult Learning
- Lesson 5: Learner Assessment
- Lesson 6: Instructional Strategies
- Lesson 7: Reading Techniques for Adult Basic Education (ABE) Learners
- Lesson 8: Writing Techniques for Adult Basic Education (ABE) Learners
- Lesson 9: Math Techniques for Adult Basic Education (ABE) Learners
- Lesson 10: Tutoring English Language Learners
- Lesson 11: Instructional Materials
- Lesson 12: Learning Styles
- Lesson 13: Goal Setting and Lesson Planning
- Acronyms and Definitions