What is it?
Tutor Essentials is a 12-hour pre-service training for new adult literacy volunteers. We offer trainings in ABE and ESL. In this training, we'll teach you everything you need to know to feel prepared for your first meeting with your learner. No teaching or tutoring experience necessary!
How does it work?
This training is divided into two weeks (6 hours each). Tutors should sign up for both weeks but they can take them out of order. In-person training takes place over two Saturdays and online training takes place over two weeks of independent work and training meetings. Once you complete both weeks, you will be ready to start tutoring. If you are already matched with an adult literacy program, you can contact your volunteer coordinator for next steps. If you haven't been matched yet, reach out to Keighty at keighty@litworks.org for help getting started. (See "Get Your Questions Answered" below for more information)
get your questions answered!
Ready to Register?

Please select the two trainings you'd like to attend.

NOTE: You need to select both a Week 1 and a Week 2 training (you can take them out of order)


641 W. Lake Street Chicago, IL 60661