FAQ Illinois State Library

I want to participate in the training. How do I become an adult literacy volunteer tutor?
In Illinois, locate a local literacy program using the Guide to Secretary of State Literacy Effort. Outside Illinois, search the National Literacy Directory. The National Literacy Directory helps individuals find local literacy and education programs and GED testing centers in their area.

I want to improve my reading. Where do I find an adult literacy volunteer tutoring program?
If you live in Illinois, you can locate an Adult Literacy Volunteer Program at the Illinois Adult Learning Hotline. You may also call 800-321-9511. For help outside Illinois, search America's Literacy Directory.

What is the Illinois Adult Learning Hotline?
The Illinois Adult Learning Hotline provides referral services for students, volunteers, and employers wishing to access adult education and literacy and programs throughout Illinois. You may call the Illinois Adult Learning Hotline toll free at 800-321-9511.

Operators speak English, Spanish and Polish. The hours are Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (please leave a message on the answering machine at all other times).

Where can I find out what some of these terms and acronyms mean?
The Acronyms and Definitions page provides a listing of acronyms and definitions for many Literacy organizations, concepts, and terms.

Whom may I contact if I have further questions about Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training?
For questions about the training from the trainer's viewpoint, email bpaoli@ilsos.net or call 800-665-5576, option 3.

For questions about the training from the prospective adult literacy volunteer tutor's viewpoint, please contact your trainer.