Triton College access to literacy program

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Responsive to diverse educational needs, Triton College is committed to a supportive lifelong learning environment empowering individuals personally, professionally and culturally to contribute to a global community. 

Access to Literacy is a non-profit program made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using state funds designated for literacy. Since 1985, the Access to Literacy program has offered tutoring services to out-of-school adults, age sixteen and over, who are reading, writing, and computing below the ninth grade level. Program services include volunteers providing one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring, and computer-assisted tutorials. The Access to Literacy program also offers an ESL (English-as-a-Second Language) component for individuals whose native language is not English.
The program's target population consists of ethnically diverse adults; many are enrolled in Triton College's Adult Education program. The adults are either functioning at the low-literate level or are in need of improved English language proficiency.
As a new volunteer tutor, you will receive approximately 12 hours of training. After the initial 12 hours, we request that you attend at least 3 hours of in-service training each program year (July 1st – June 30th).

We ask that our volunteer tutors commit to 6 months of volunteer service and meet with his/her student(s) at least once a week for 1.5 to 2.0 hours per session.

Cannot accomodate groups or families.

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