Literacy Services 


Adult Volunteer Literacy Program

Volunteer as a Literacy Tutor!

We need tutors who are willing to share their experience and help individuals in our community. If you have at least a high school diploma or GED, you can not only assist people who are trying to improve their math or reading literacy, but also add to you own skills with a valuable experience for your resume.

Volunteer Literacy Tutors help Illinois adults who read below the ninth grade level or speak English at a beginning level to improve their reading, writing, math or their use of English as a new language. Volunteers participate in 15 hours of training prior to tutoring and receive a certificate confirming their participation.

If you would like to become a Literacy Tutor and participate in an upcoming training, please contact Mandy Paquette at (815) 280-1331 or

The next Tutor Training will be held on September 19th at the JJC City Center campus. Call or e-mail Mandy Paquette for details (815) 280-1331,

Do you Need Literacy Tutoring?

If you feel that your reading, writing, math or English skills have kept you from fully sharing in your family, work and community, you may be able to participate in free tutoring.

Close to 4 million Illinois adults have poor skills in reading, writing, math or English proficiency, and the Adult Volunteer Literacy program is one of many put in place to provide basic adult literacy instruction. If you are at least 16 years of age and have reading or math skills that meet the requirements, you may be able to have one-on-one or group tutoring to increase your skills.

If you would like to request tutoring, contact Mandy Paquette at (815) 280-1331 or for more information.

This project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, using funds designated for literacy.

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Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: (815) 729-9020