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Project VITAL Tutor Training Starts Feb. 13

Project VITAL (Volunteers in Teaching Adult Literacy) seeks volunteer tutors for the new year as it holds its 12 hour training program starting February 13.

Tutors will attend four Monday sessions (February 13, 20, 27 and March 5) from 5-8 p.m. at Sauk Valley Community College to complete training and make them eligible to begin tutoring for Project VITAL.

Training sessions will educate tutors on understanding the needs of ESL and ABE students, tutoring beginning readers, teaching strategies in writing and vocabulary, lesson planning and more.

Project VITAL is a free and confidential tutoring program for local adults looking to improve their reading, writing and other basic academic skills. Tutors meet with their students two-three hours a week, supplying them with all necessary material and support.

To register for the free tutor training, contact the Project VITAL office at 815-835-6241 or email Online training is available as well. Consider giving your time to help tutor others.