School and Tutors on Wheels is a neighborhood based adult English literacy program that empowers low-income adults by teaching them English literacy and valuable life skills. We break the language barrier and set people on the road to a better life through free one-on-one tutoring in suburban Cook and DuPage counties.
Improving adult English literacy improves our schools, public safety, health literacy and workplace productivity-this helps our communities and our economy.
Since 1993, School and Tutors on Wheels has brought 5,000 adult learners together with more than 2,500 volunteers in our suburban sites. These one-on-one relationships are life-enriching.
Lives are changed in many ways when a one-on-one tutor volunteers one hour a week at one of our community partnership sites. Many of our students are able to attain new jobs or job promotions, become U.S. citizens and obtain their G.E.D.
When you become a tutor you feel good - and live a longer, healthier life!
Studies show that volunteers who tutor reap many benefits: they live longer, healthier lives and enjoy greater satisfaction with life! Start enjoying the rewards of tutoring today. Call 708.482.1403.
Tutors are the wheels that make our program run! It is not necessary to speak a second language to volunteer in our program. We provide the training and tools needed to make the tutoring experience easy and enjoyable. Becoming a volunteer is simple. The first step is to sign up for a free tutor training workshop. We then match you with a student at an hour that is convenient for you, morning, afternoon or evening. If you would like become a tutor, call School and Tutors on Wheels at (708) 354-9200, ext. 5060.
School on Wheels is partially funded by a literacy grant from the Illinois Secretary of State.
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About Our Tutors
They are from Chicago and 45 suburbs. They are as young as college age and are eager to improve the world through community service. They are often seniors whose valuable life experiences enhance the quality of our program.