Volume 30 | February 20, 2021
This issue is all about special days in
February, Part 2!
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Greetings, Tutors!
Susan B. Anthony was a leader who is best remembered for her advocacy for women's voting rights and as a founder of the Suffrage movement. She was also active in the Temperance and Abolitionist movements. She was a woman ahead of her time, and she is as relevant today as she has ever been.

Like every new year, the Chinese New Year (also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival) began with the second new moon after the winter solstice and is a chance to start fresh, see loved ones, and share in the hope of good things to come. It presents an opportunity for optimism and renewal. This year is the year of the Ox. In Chinese culture, oxen are symbols of wealth, prosperity, diligence, and perseverance. We are hoping that the Year of the Ox will be one of the best years for you and your student.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need help with tutoring strategies during this time. Be well and take care.

With gratitude and hope,

Your Tutor Support Specialist
Tutor Engagement

  • Post-Testing: Your student should be post-tested after every 30-35 hours of tutoring time. Contact Karin Johnsey to schedule a virtual or in-person session. Both tutor and student can be included in the assessment process virtually if desired.  

  • Do YOU have a question, idea, or opportunity to share? Email Carol and your contribution may be featured in an upcoming issue!
Resources for you & your student
English Conversation Groups
ESL Conversation Groups offer an informal and friendly environment for adults at an intermediate or above level to practice their English listening and speaking skills.

Literacy DuPage is currently offering six virtual (ZOOM) ESL Conversation Groups. Although these groups are hosted by the following partner libraries, they are open to anyone in DuPage County.

Community Resources
West Suburban Community Pantry is hosting free classes. Click below for more information:
DuPage PADS provides comprehensive services for community members who are experiencing homelessness. Click here for more information.
The Loaves and Fishes CARES program is providing free income Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA) to low-income households. Click here for more information.
The DuPage County Health Department has established a COVID-19 call center. Click here for information about how to access the call center and its services.
workNET DuPage is holding a bilingual (English/Spanish) virtual career services opportunities informational session. Click here for more information.
Activity Links, Online Links, and Lesson Plans
Below are individual activity links, online links, and lesson plans about upcoming special days in February.
You may be able to use one or more with your student.
Activity Links
Lesson Plans:
Online Links
We're with you all the way
Need help? Reach out to us today:
For help with curriculum, materials, and other tutor support, contact:

Carol Garcia
To ask about learner matches or issues communicating with a learner, contact:

Laura Wickramasinghe


Diana Mendoza
For all other questions or concerns,
call 630-942-5210 or email info@literacydupage.org.