Literacy Services

Do you need help improving your reading or math skills, or need to learn English as a Second Language?

If you live in the JWCC district and are over the age of 16 and not enrolled in high school, you may be eligible to enroll in the Literacy Services program.  You will be matched with a trained volunteer tutor and will meet once a week at a time and place that is convenient for you.  The program is free and confidential.

Requirements for Adult Learners:
    • Over 16 years old and not enrolled in high school 
    • Demonstrate a need for reading help

Benefits for Adult Learners: 
    • Work one-on-one with a tutor 

    • Meet at your convenience
    • Free and confidential
    • Private tutoring site 

You can request assistance from a tutor.

Volunteer Tutors

The goal of Literacy Services is to reduce adult illiteracy within the JWCC District by providing effective, non-threatening, and easily accessible literacy instruction and by building public awareness of the issue of adult illiteracy.  Tutors may enroll in the program anytime during the year.

Literacy Services matches trained volunteers on a one-to-one basis with non-reading or low-level reading adults, and with adults who need to learn English as a Second Language.  Direct literacy services are provided to Illinois adult students over the age of 16 who read below ninth grade level.  The program is free to both tutors and students.  Tutors are provided free training (required).  Times and locations for tutoring are flexible and worked out between tutor and adult.  Privacy and confidentiality are assured as students proceed through lessons designed to help them meet their personal goals.

You can request to become a tutor.

Next Volunteer Tutor Orientation (required)

When:   TBA
Where:  TBA

Main Contact:

  Monica Foster
  Manager of Adult Education
  (217) 641-4962
  Email Monica Foster