the route to learning...Take the Reader's Route!
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Recruiter Trainer: Louise Free
Reader's Route will provide tutors for those students who read below the
9th grade level. You need to request a tutor with either your teacher
or make an appointment at one of the numbers above to be tested and placed
with a tutor. Volunteers are used in both classroom and community based
Operating under the umbrella of Adult Education, the Reader’s Route
recruits and trains volunteers to help adults read better thereby increasing
the literacy rate in Community College District #507.
The purpose of the Literacy Program is to provide a mutually supportive
and positive learning environment so that students gain academic accomplishments,
which in turn foster self-esteem and personal satisfaction.
The Reader’s Route, Danville Area Community College’s Adult
Education Literacy Project, helps adults (16 and older) who are not enrolled
in a traditional school improve their lives by training volunteers to
tutor in reading, math and English as a Second Language.
The Reader’s Route serves adults who:
below the ninth grade level
below the ninth grade level
English as a Second Language
Adult Education classes in college district #507 and Danville Correctional
help improving their families’ literacy level
Volunteers, recruited from the community, work approximately two hours
per week tutoring adults either one-to-one or in small groups at 76
sites throughout the district. At area social agency sites, staff and
volunteers work with parents and children in order to improve the families’
learners can sign up for help at the Adult Education Department in Prairie
Hall. Campus classes meet five mornings or two evenings per week. Classes
are also available at various extension sites.
instruction is offered in the Reading Lab on campus.
Reader's Route students meet 2 hours once weekly. Tutoring is open when
tutors are available.
Both tutoring services and Adult Education classes are offered at no
cost to the student. Also, there is no cost for either tutor-training
sessions or advanced tutor seminars.
For more information, contact:
The Reader’s Route
THE READER’S ROUTE HELP?
Adults over 16 who read below the ninth grade level are tutored in Reading,
Math, English as a Second Language and Family Reading.
Our Student Population make-up is:
tutored in reading
tutored in math
tutored in family reading
tutored in English as a Second Language (ESL)
provided by Reader’s Route Volunteers:
Tutoring in Reading, Math, English as a Second Language and Family Reading
Celebrations at Danville Public Library
Reading Night at the Head Start Centers
distribution to new mothers at Provena Medical Center, Vermilion County
Health Department and Human Services Office
ROUTE VOLUNTEERS** ARE ADULTS OF ALL AGES PUTTING COMMUNITY SERVICE INTO
** Volunteers participate in twelve hours of training in tutoring techniques
Our Volunteer Populations consists of:
- 78% Reading Tutors
- 27% English as
a Second Language Tutors
- 08% Inmate Tutors
at Danville Correctional Center
- 03% Math Tutors
- 04% Family Reading
- 15% volunteers
in other capacities
(numbers may be duplicated)
Help is needed in:
Tutoring, Clerical Work, Reading Celebrations Helper, Family Reading Night
Storytellers, Advisory Board, book distribution projects.
Member, Public Relations
Volunteers typically provide 2 hours per week as a Reader’s Route
The Reader's Route
is part of the PRO LITERACY WORLDWIDE which is a merge of Literacy Volunteers
of America and Laubach Literacy.
Links to other literacy
pages and places promoting reading:
Lonely Blue Coyote
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