Tutoring as Easy as One-Stop Shopping
Cole, Bill, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Bill Cole Daily Herald Staff Writer
Carol Morris tells the story of a man who had trouble reading and wanted help. But he didn't want to get it at his local library for fear his secret might get out.
He didn't want to get tutoring at the College of Lake County, either, because his daughter was a student there.
The anecdote gives a pretty good indication why the Lake County Literacy Program wanted to open a drop-in center at Lakehurst Shopping Center in Waukegan.
"Many students think they're the only person in the world (who doesn't know how to read)," said Morris, who heads up the literacy program.
Opened in October, the Adult Learning Center offers a non-threatening environment in which students can work on computer-based multimedia programs geared to basic reading and English as a Second Language.
There's also a library and software designed to help with spread sheets, basic math and basic typing.
Site Director Jackie Hamlett said word still is getting out about the storefront center, but students are enthusiastic. …