Volume 31 | March 6, 2021
This issue is all about St. Patrick's Day and Daylight Saving Time!
Greetings Tutors!

Tick Tock, it is time to change the clock! March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. The month of March provides tutors with many topics and themes to consider for tutoring sessions. This issue of Keeping In Touch shares materials about Daylight Saving Time and St. Patrick's Day. 

We hope you have fun with the content and learn something new. We look forward to sharing more March themes in the next newsletter, and we hope you, your student and families have been well during these past wintery few weeks.

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
The Northern Illinois Food Bank has created a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) SNAP benefits multi-lingual fact sheet which can be found at https://solvehungertoday.org/get-help/snap-food-stamps/p-ebt/
The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is offering free specialty clinics. Click here for more details.
The People’s Resource Center is offering virtual Computer Training Classes. Click here for details.
World Relief is offering a Health Career Preparation Course for ESL learners. Click here for more information
Activity Links, Online Links, and Lesson Plans
Below are individual activity links, online links, and lesson plans about Daylight Saving Time and St. Patrick's Day.
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.