You are the One we need.
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
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
many 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.
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 to become a tutor, call Jeanie Jadran, Program Director, School and Tutors
on Wheels, at 630-217-0396.
School and Tutors on Wheels is partially funded by a literacy grant from the Illinois Secretary of State and
a Congregation of St. Joseph Generous Promises grant.