Volunteers

Since 1993, TEACH has trained more than 2,500 tutors between 18 and 85 years of age.  Homemakes, college students, professionals, and retirees from Chicago and 45 suburbs joined together to help more than 5,000 students from 35 suburbs.  

This works continue with the help of volunteers who want to help English language learners from diverse cultures become members of their communities. These learners need tutors of the community  who would help them understand how to be successful in our culture.  Some issues they face are not being able to read warning labels or help their children learn to read.  They might go unnoticed because they don’t know how or who to ask for help.  

Acquiring the language skills to overcome some of the above obstacles is the primary benefit of the one-on-one tutoring of TEACH – Tutoring English to Advance Change.

Beyond the basics, our tutors help students prepare for the GED.  They work on the communication skills that can lead to better jobs.  Among the most significant contributions our tutors make to their students is to prepare them fot he U.S. Citizenship Test.