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Become a Project VITAL Tutor-Training Starts January 29

Project VITAL (Volunteers in Teaching Adult Literacy) will host its bi-annual tutor training and online orientation classes starting January 29.

Tutors will attend three classes (January 29, 31 and February 5) with a celebration of completion February 7. All classes will take place at Sauk Valley Community College in room 2K2 from 5-7 p.m. Tutors must complete 12 hours of training. Online training is also available on the start date of the classes as well to complete work during the training period.

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.

Tutors will also have the option to attend and shadow two weeks of adult education classes during this time to learn more about this program and teaching options as well.

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-four hours a week, supplying them with all necessary material and support.

Anyone interested in joining the team, contact Project VITAL at 815-835-6363 to register for this free, rewarding volunteer opportunity.