Free Tutoring Available For Brown County Residents at Mt. Sterling Education Center

John Wood Community College Mt. Sterling Education Center is offering free tutoring for Brown County residents.  The Mt. Sterling Education Center is located at 108 North Capitol Street.

”We are trying to make literacy services as accessible as possible to residents of the JWCC district,” Julie Bates, JWCC literacy and volunteer services manager said. “If someone needs to pick up a lesson in math, improve reading skills, create a résumé or help with the job search we are here for them.

Mary Anne Kerly, JWCC literacy coordinator, will be available to assist anyone on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays, from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 29  Anyone interested in finding a tutor can come in for immediate assistance or to set up a convenient tutoring time. Arrangements for other times may be made calling 217-773-2002 or stopping by the front desk during the center’s normal business hours. 

Residents will be matched with volunteers to meet their individual needs for one-on-one or in small group settings to help improve reading or math skills necessary for the GED test.  Participants can also receive assistance with résumés and job applications. The services are designed to provide participants with one-time services leading to continued literacy training. Participants must be at least 16 years of age and not currently enrolled in high school.

JWCC students who take classes at the center may also make use of tutoring services offered through the RSVP and Adult Literacy program. 

Literacy tutoring and support at the JWCC Mt. Sterling Education Center is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.