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English Tutoring at the Literacy Center

English Tutoring for Adults

Free tutoring in English, conversation, citizenship, GED, and other literacy skills. We will CLOSE FOR TUTORING after Tuesday , April 15th. We will be open for FREE SUMMER TUTORING FOR ADULTS on Wednesday, May 28th and every Wednesday through July. 7-9:30 pm.

Information for Adult Learners

We are located on the Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University Chicago in Loyola Hall, 2nd Floor, 1110 W Loyola Avenue (1/2 block east of Sheridan, toward the lake).

The LCLC offers free instruction in basic, intermediate, and advanced reading, writing, literacy, ESL, and GED skills to our adult neighbors in Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Uptown; adults from other parts of Chicago are also welcome. Our goal is to provide individual assistance to all adults, both native–and non-native speakers of English, who wish to improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in English. Now in its twenty-second year, the LCLC serves a highly diverse community of native–born and foreign–born adult learners. We are open four nights each week during the Spring and Fall semesters. There is no charge for tutoring, and there are no entrance requirements, examinations, or other fees.  We do not serve Loyola students who have other resources (the Writing Center and Tutoring Center)  to assist them.

The LCLC is one of Loyola University's Service Learning projects, sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences and also supported by the Paul Glassco Endowment. Our tutors are Loyola students, some of whom elect to earn course credit for tutoring at the Center as part of an internship. All tutors receive an orientation to the LCLC and to the practical business of tutoring adults; tutoring is supervised by on-site managers and experienced assistants. Read more    

Information for Tutors

If you are a Loyola second-semester freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior interested in tutoring for credit by enrolling in English 393 or Honors 290, please follow the above link to "Tutoring" and then the link to "Course Credit Tutoring"  where you will find a description of the courses, the requirements, and a complete syllabus. The course when taken for 3 credit hours qualifies for the Core Engaged Learning-Service Learning Internship requirement.  Both courses offer the same material with different requirements based on the number of credit hours for which you have registered.  Engl 393 can be taken for 1, 2, or 3 credit hours; Honr 290 can be taken only for 3 credit hours.  Depending on the number of credit hours, students tutor one or two evenings per week and attend five or six classes per semester plus an orientation.

If you are interested in volunteering and have never tutored for us before, contact us at literacy@luc.edu or come to one of our orientations listed below.

 

Spring 2014  Flash Orientation sessions for tutors new to the Center: 


Our regular orientation sessions are over for the semester.  The managers offer flash orientations for those interested in tutoring for us at 6:30 pm on MTWTh on days when the university is in session this semester.


Returning tutors should call us at 773-508-2330 or email locolice@gmail.com or and let us know what night/s you would like to tutor in Spring 2014. Tutors should always arrive before 7 p.m. and not at 7.

Staff

Manager: Victoria Bolf;  Manager: Sean O'Brien; Lead Tutors: Lauren DiVito, Jenny Frey, Mary Harmon, Nate Jung

Loyola

Loyola Community Literacy Center
Lake Shore Campus · Loyola Hall
1110 W Loyola Ave, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60626
773.508.2330 · literacy@luc.edu
Supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English, and the Paul Glassco Endowment.

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