Project VITAL (Volunteers in Teaching Adult Literacy) will host its bi-annual tutor training sessions starting January 27.
Tutors will attend four classes (January 27, February 3, 10 and 17) with a celebration of completion February 17. All classes will take place at Sauk Valley Community College in room 1E8 from 4-7 p.m. Tutors must complete 12 hours of training. A light dinner will also be provided at all sessions.
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.
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, with Project VITAL supplying 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.