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 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
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 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 and a Congregation of St. Joseph Generous Promises grant.