Volunteer Tutoring Program

The Volunteer Tutoring Program is located at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, IL. The program trains and places volunteer tutors in adult education classes in the IVCC district. 
Volunteer Tutoring Program contact:  Sara Escatel - 815-224-0355
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Submit a Volunteer Tutor Application.

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 IVCC instructor and volunteer tutor, Don Leynaud with ABE/HSE students in IVCC Bio Lab

Volunteer Training Information

Volunteers must complete 6 hours of training before being placed with learners in the classroom; however, teaching experience is not necessary. Visiting an Adult Education classroom is an additional training component. In-person training sessions are conducted in the winter, summer and fall. Completion of training does not guarantee placement.
Interested in completing tutor training online? Find more information for online training on the IL Cyberdrive Literacy website.


  • Desire to work with adult learners and be willing to tutor two-three hours
  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Ability to teach, but no college degree or teaching experience needed
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Patience, understanding and respect for adult learners
  • Age 18 or older
  • IVCC district resident


  • Complete 6 hours of online tutor training
  • Provide instruction to adult learners
  • Provide a comfortable setting for learning
  • Respect adult learners' rights to confidentiality
  • Submit a monthly tutor report