Jamil Steele, director, adult education and literacy, was interviewed on WTAX radio Aug. 24 regarding the need for volunteer literacy tutors. Anyone who would like to volunteer to assist individuals with reading, math and English language skills may call 217-786-2572.
LLCC is seeking volunteers to assist adults in improving their reading, math or English-language skills.
The LLCC Adult Education and Literacy department provides free training to potential volunteer tutors. Those wishing to volunteer may call 217-786-2572.
“This is a great way to help individuals in your community move forward!” says Jamil Steele, director of adult education and literacy at LLCC. “We are recruiting volunteers from all areas within the LLCC district, which includes the Springfield campus and Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, Beardstown, Taylorville and Litchfield.”
LLCC was recently awarded a $64,531 Adult Volunteer Literacy Grant from the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library Literacy Office to offer training and opportunities for increased literacy among the citizens of the district.
Jamil Steele, director, adult education and literacy, provided an interview for WSMI radio yesterday about the registration events being held this week in Litchfield, Hillsboro and Taylorville to assist students in signing up for free GED prep classes.
Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Drive
Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Montgomery County Farm Bureau, 102 N. Main Street, Hillsboro
Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser
LLCC’s adult education program is hosting August registration events in Litchfield, Hillsboro and Taylorville to assist students in signing up for free GED prep classes.
A registration event will be held at:
LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Drive, on Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Montgomery County Farm Bureau, 102 N. Main Street, Hillsboro, on Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser, on Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
GED prep classes are offered in the morning in Hillsboro, and evening classes are available in Litchfield and Taylorville. The classes help prepare students for the GED high school equivalency test and for entering the workforce.
To qualify for the classes, students must be at least 16 years old and no longer enrolled in school.
LLCC is looking for volunteer tutors to assist with the adult education program. Volunteers are needed to help adults improve their reading, math, writing and/or English language skills.
“In light of COVID-19, we are offering multiple formats for tutoring, including face-to-face following health guidelines, remote and a combination of the two. If you are patient, enthusiastic and have a desire to help others, please consider volunteering as a tutor. We can help volunteers navigate the remote tutoring experience,” says Marybeth Hentrich, literacy coordinator.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or its equivalent. LLCC will provide training, materials and resources for tutoring.
The time commitment will be a minimum of one hour a week (although some volunteer for two or three hours per week), and times are flexible based on each tutor’s availability. Tutors primarily work with students Monday through Friday but can also volunteer on the weekend.
For students who were unable to finish high school for any reason, LLCC can help them earn their high school diploma! Jamil Steele, new director of LLCC Adult Education and Literacy, discusses the three teaching formats for high school equivalency and English as a Second Language classes this fall. www.llcc.edu/adult-education
Opportunities to tutor adults in reading, math and/or English as a Second Language are available in the LLCC Adult Education program. Consider volunteering just one hour per week. No prior teaching experience is needed. Training is provided. For information, call 786-2208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.