Volume 33 | April 3, 2021
This issue is all about Earth Day and Spring!
Greetings, Tutors!

It is early April, all bluster and mud, on the cusp of winter and spring. Still, it’s a hopeful time of year. Aren’t we ready for it? Following a stretch of cold, cloudy and gloomy months, and in large part, cooped up inside, spring is more than welcome. The Spring Equinox arrived March 20, 2021, and with it came the joys of warmer weather, chirping birds, and spring flowers.

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

  • We want to hear from YOU! Email Carol ideas, questions, or opportunities you would like to share with other tutors 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
Spanish/English Conversation Class
In partnership with West Chicago School District 33, Literacy DuPage is offering a VIRTUAL, informal, beginning-level English/Spanish conversation class for adults.  This class is open to the community – please share the flyers widely!
DuPage CRIS is an excellent database of community resources in DuPage County with a mission to provide a trustworthy and comprehensive basic needs resource database to DuPage County residents.
For the newest updates about resources available for DuPage County residents go to https://dupagecris.org/index.php/news.
Prairie State Legal Services. Click here for information about Evictions during COVID-19.
The People’s Resource Center will host its 9th annual Career Fair by offering two free and open events. Registration and details will follow closer to the event dates: 
  • The in-person career fair will be on June 10th, at Ty Warner Park Pavilion in Westmont, from 9 a.m. to noon. Space will be limited according to social distance protocols, with the event broken into three one-hour sessions to provide an opportunity for more people to attend. 
  • Virtual Career Fair will be on June 17th from 9 a.m to noon via Zoom. 
The College of DuPage is offering tax preparation assistance help through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. Learn more at https://www.cod.edu/academics/programs/accounting/tax-prep.aspx,
The National Muslim Task Force on COVID-19 invites you to hear from religious leaders and public health professionals about the safety, efficacy, and permissibility of taking COVID-19 vaccines while fasting, differences between the vaccines, and guidance for mosques around congregational prayers. Click here for more information.
Activity Links, Online Links, and Lesson Plans
Below are individual activity links, online links, and lesson plans about Earth Day and Spring.
You may be able to use one or more with your student.
Activity Links
Online Links
Lesson Plans:
Need help? Reach out to Carol Garcia today!