Become A Tutor

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Nearly one in five Illinois residents struggle with basic math, reading, or English. They are parents, co-workers, neighbors, and friends. Help us support the hundreds of adult learners we serve each year by joining our community of volunteers. Anyone 17 years of age or older with a High School Diploma or Equivalence, and knowledge of basic math, reading, and English can sign up to become a tutor.

All Project READ tutors must complete a minimum of 14 hours of training to earn certification in Adult Learning. Training for new tutors is a combination of online classes (which can be done on your own time), face-to-face training, and classroom observation.

When you become a tutor, Project READ staff will provide you with the educational materials needed for tutoring, help you make lesson plans, and give you ongoing support. 

Click here to learn more. 

Not ready to become a tutor? You can still support our mission by volunteering to put up posters, organize events, provide childcare at tutoring sessions, help with fundraising and more. To learn more, click here

For more information, email us at or call (217) 353-2662.