Many adults living in District 502, unfortunately, lacked the opportunities to receive a quality education growing up. For this reason, they seek to get a GED diploma in hopes of increasing the standard of living for them and their families. The adult education and English Language Education classes at the College of DuPage provide the necessary resources for this. They offer five classes that differ based on the subjects tested on the GED exam, these being social studies, math, science, writing, and interpreting literature and art. The classes require no fees, are available at multiple locations including online, and can even be taken in Spanish. Although these classes are very thorough and possess high-quality curricula, many adults struggle with passing the classes, preventing them from living a better life. The People Educating People program is a volunteering component of the adult education and English Language Education classes at the College of DuPage. Volunteers attend classes and tutor students either one-on-one or in groups. The purpose of this project is to share my observations on how tutoring benefits adult learners in their continuing education. I volunteered in the program for 41 hours during the fall 2019 semester, attending a second-grade level math class twice a week.
Paul, Neal, "Raising the Standard of Living Through Educating People in District 502" (2020). 2020 Honors Council of the Illinois Region. 1.