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, are 17 years or older, 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:
    • 17 years or older and not enrolled in high school 
    • Demonstrate a need for reading, math, or English Language assistance

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 learners 17 years of age or older 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 learner.  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.

Due to Covid-19, in-person trainings have been suspended but online resources and materials are available.  Contact us for more information.

Main Contact:

Jamie Marner
Literacy Coordinator
(217) 641-4153
Email Jamie Marner