You are the One we need.
|School and Tutors on Wheels (STOW) works toward systemic change in society by empowering English language learners to make their voices heard through a unique integration of practical one-on-one English literacy education, and individualized cultural mentoring and community inclusion support.
As cultural mentors and coaches, STOW tutors are responsive to each individual student's language and cultural challenges and circumstances as they transition to becoming active members of their communities.
For the student anxious about being unable to communicate at her child's first parent-teacher conference, the tutor explains the purpose of the conference and what to expect.
For the student obtaining a driver's license, the tutor explains the process, the documents needed, and what to expect at the DMV.
For the student who needs a job, the tutor helps him navigate through the job search process unique to U.S. culture, prepare resumes and applications, and practice interviewing.
For the student renting an apartment, the tutor explains conventions of renting, and reviews the lease with the student to explain any unclear language.
|Since 1993, School and Tutors on Wheels has brought 6,000 adult learners together with more than 2,700 volunteers. Last year alone, STOW's 300 active volunteer tutors supported over 650 students.
STOW reaches 40 communities in Western Cook, DuPage and Will counties. Sites include: Brookfield, Cicero, and Summit in Cook County; Addison, Bloomingdale, Downers Grove, Lombard, Naperville and Woodridge in DuPage County; and Bolingbrook in Will County.
Are you ready to make a difference, too?
Be a volunteer tutor.
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, please call
School and Tutors on Wheels at 630-217-0396.