Westfield residents Leah Brown, Carolyn Daurio, Sherry Krakauer and Ken Mirsky are among the 10 recent trainees who completed Literacy New Jersey’s winter tutor training and are now helping out teaching English as a Second Language classes throughout Union County.

The 15 hour training prepares tutors to work with adults who struggle with reading, writing and speaking English. Literacy New Jersey tutors work in libraries, schools and church centers within the county helping adults improve their skills in order to find better jobs, help their children in school, and become more involved in the community.

Literacy New Jersey runs tutor training twice a year, in January and September. The training provides a practical, hands on approach to working with adults, and includes ideas for materials and activities as well as strategies for lesson planning. Previous teaching experience is not required.

For more information and training and other opportunities at Literacy New Jersey, please call 908-486-1777 or email bbagger@literacynj.org.