Spoon River College’s Adult Education Office is seeking volunteer tutors for students in their GED®, ESL (English as a Second Language), and Adult Literacy classes.
There is a particular need for a math tutor in the Tuesday/Thursday morning GED® class that meets from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the Canton Campus, and also for ESL tutors in the morning classes (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) at the Macomb Campus, according to Cyndi Johnston, adult education program coordinator and ESL teacher at Spoon River College.
In the ESL classes, tutors will help students improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening skills, and in learning about American culture. “I have several different levels from beginners to those preparing to take college level classes next fall,” Johnston said.
“English is taught in almost every country in the world and most of our students can read and write English at varying levels but have trouble actually speaking it, which impacts their ability to communicate in social and business situations.”
No special degree is required and training is provided. “Volunteers are a vital part of student success. The need for tutors is great, the time commitment is minimal, and both tutors and students benefit greatly from the interaction.”
For more information about being a volunteer tutor, contact Johnston at (309) 833-6038 or email Cyndi.
For more information about the Adult Education programs offered at Spoon River College, visit visit the SRC Website or call 309-647-4645.