by Kristin CasaleReporterThose with a knack for working with others in a classroom setting are needed to become tutors for adult education courses.The initiative, which is sponsored by the Compact Adult Basic Literacy Education, serves adults who are learning English as a second language and those who are preparing to take the General Education Diploma exam, according to Compact ABLE coordinator Joyce Taylor.Compact ABLE is part of the Six-District Educational Compact, which serves the Stow-Munroe Falls, Kent, Tallmadge, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson and Woodridge school districts.A tutor training session is scheduled for Feb. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Theodore Roosevelt High School library, 1400 N. Mantua St. in Kent.The session is required for tutors who want to participate in the tutoring program.Volunteer coordinator Rose Marie Smith said the voluntary tutors work with instructors during the adult education courses. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, and there is no residency requirement to participate, she said.Tutors who participate in the Feb. 7 training session would be assigned to weekly classes that already are in progress, she said. Classes take place from September through May.Smith said the program had eight volunteers registered for the training session as of Monday, stating compact staff members would like to have at least 12.She praised the tutors, who often participate in the program for several years and try to work with students on a one-on-one basis."Some of them have been doing this 10 or more," said Smith. "They're very dedicated."The education courses take place in several cities in the six-district compact, said Smith. A class currently is going on at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, and another is in progress at the Stow Presbyterian Church, she said.For 25 years, Compact ABLE has assisted approximately 150 students every year, said Taylor."We have helped so many students over the years," she said. "I love helping adults reach their education literacy goals."Aside from offering classes for GED preparation and English, the compact is offering a course to adults interested in "developing correct English pronunciation to clearly communicate in standard American English," said Taylor. The accent reduction class is scheduled for Feb. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Central School, located at 200 N. Mantua St. in Kent.To register for the tutoring session or to learn more about the adult education classes, call Taylor at 330-676-8668.E-mail: kcasale@recordpub.comPhone: 330-686-3917