Cyndi Johnston, coordinator of the adult education programs at Spoon River College, is seeking volunteers to tutor students in the GED classes at all four Spoon River College locations – Canton, Havana, Macomb and Rushville. No special education or degree is required, training is provided, and the hours are flexible.

“The only thing needed is compassion and a desire to help others,” said Johnston. “Our volunteers are a diverse group of all ages. Some are retired, some are still working, and all of them are a vital part of this program’s success.”

Johnston said that those who are uncomfortable tutoring face-to-face can still volunteer and help students remotely.

Both morning and evening GED classes will be offered in Canton, Havana, and Macomb, with class times from 9:00 a.m. − 12 noon and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Rushville Center will offer evening classes only from 5 p.m−8 p.m.

In addition to GED classes, the adult education program at Spoon River College also offers ESL (English as a Second Language) at the Macomb Campus on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and at the Rushville Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information about being a volunteer tutor or about the adult literacy program, contact Johnston at (309) 833-6038 or email