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Tutor training to be Jan. 29 at Sauk

Published: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – Project Volunteers in Teaching Adult Literacy’s biannual instruction and online orientation classes for tutors will begin Jan. 29.

Tutors will attend three classes Jan. 29, 31, and Feb. 5, with a celebration of completion Feb. 7.

All classes will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 2K2 at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2. Tutors must complete 12 hours of training. Online training also is available and starts Jan. 29, with work to be completed during the training period.

Sessions will educate tutors in understanding the needs of English as a second language and adult basic education students, tutoring beginning readers, teaching strategies in writing and vocabulary, and lesson planning.

During this time, tutors also will have the option to attend and shadow 2 weeks of adult education classes during this time to learn more about the program and teaching options.

Project VITAL is a free and confidential tutoring program for local adults looking to improve their reading, writing, and other basic academic skills. Tutors meet with students 2 to 4 hours a week, supplying them with necessary material and support.

To register, call 815-835-6363.

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