School and Tutors on Wheels is where students go because they want to learn and where volunteers go because they want to help others. School and Tutors on Wheels is a mobile Adult English literacy program that travels to 13 neighborhood sites in 10 communities in suburban Cook and DuPage Counties in Illinois. Our partner sites include churches, libraries, schools and community centers.

The barriers that prevent many adults with low English literacy skills from learning to read and write are lack of money, time, transportation and childcare as well as fear and embarrassment. School and Tutors on Wheels removes these barriers by providing free tutoring in day and evening shifts for adults in their own communities.  Our volunteers teach adults how to read and write at their own pace in a friendly and supportive environment.

Volunteer tutors are the wheels that make our program run. Our volunteer tutors help more than 800 students who live and work in and near Brookfield, Cicero, Downers Grove, Lombard, Summit, Woodridge, Addison, Bloomingdale and Naperville.
School and Tutors on Wheels Free One-On-One Adult English Literacy Tutoring

To become a volunteer tutor or student at a School and Tutors on Wheels site, contact us at 630-217-0396.

Funding for School and Tutors Wheels is made possible by The Congregation of St. Joseph, community grants and private donations.
School and Tutors on Wheels Tutoring Locations
Downers Grove
Walk into any School and Tutors on Wheels site, and you'll see smiling volunteers of all ages teaching adults of different language levels reading and writing skills that will improve their quality of life at home and work. You'll hear them playing phonic games, role playing, reading stories, and gently correcting a student's pronunciation.

Many adults in our neighborhoods have little or no English literacy skills. They can't read warning labels or help their children learn to read. They go unnoticed because many don't know how or who to ask for help. And so their children grow up more likely to have low literacy skills. By volunteering with School and Tutors on Wheels just one hour a week, you can break this cycle.
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