Volume 35 | May 1, 2021
This issue is all about Mother's Day and seasonal weather!
Greetings, Tutors!

You have met a myriad of challenges over the past year finding ways to connect with your student. Thank you for embracing change. Thank you for being a trusted and devoted source of information for your students. Thank you for your willingness to learn, serve, and engage in new ways. We hope the grey skies of April make way for the sunny and bright skies of May! This edition is about Mother’s Day and seasonal weather.

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 your ideas, questions, or opportunities you would like to share with other tutors. Your contribution may be featured in an upcoming issue!
  • Did you know, past Tutor Newsletters are archived? Since 2018, every newsletter is archived on the Literacy DuPage website and can be located at https://literacydupage.org/about/archive/.  
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
Catholic Charities will sponsor a mobile food pantry on May 10, 2021. Click here for details.
The People’s Resource Center offers the following office skill-development classes:
Prairie State Legal Services has distributed this bilingual flyer, which highlights important eviction information during COVID-19.
Naperville Riverwalk Toastmasters Offers Fun Way to Grow Your English-Language Skills

Want to practice speaking English in a fun group with new friends?
Naperville Riverwalk Toastmasters is your opportunity, whether you live in Naperville or not. 

The club welcomes foreign-born people who want to practice English in a friendly group.

We meet at lunchtime on the first and third Thursdays of every month for an hour starting at 12:05. The club had been meeting at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center in Naperville, but we now meet online using Zoom because of Covid.

For further information, please contact President Tony Zuardo at tzuardo73@gmail.com or Stephen Jenkins, Vice President of Membership, at stephenjenkins046@gmail.com.
Activity Links, Online Links, and Lesson Plans
Below are individual activity links, online links, and lesson plans about Mother's Day and seasonal weather.
You may be able to use one or more with your student.
Activity Links
Online Links
Lesson Plan:


2002-2003 ESL Special Project - Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

PDF Lesson Plans
Need help? Reach out to Carol Garcia today!