“Tutoring gives me much to enjoy.  Meeting Jamali has shown me the world of new Americans more closely than ever before.  The lessons are a time of close interaction, and Jamali’s willingness to work and sense of humor bring great energy and much laughter to the sessions. Tutoring with LearningWorks makes me feel like I’m doing something important.” – ELLP tutor Joe

 

Current English Language + Literacy volunteer positions:

  • One-on-one tutors: We are currently seeking English Language + Literacy volunteers to meet the needs of the students on our wait list who have applied to be matched with a tutor. New tutors can apply year-round.
  • Group teachers for “Conversation & Community” classes: Our small-group English classes help students focus on conversation, building confidence, and developing oral fluency. These will run from September 2019 to May 2020. We are seeking interested, flexible candidates to lead these groups in the fall.

Key tutor responsibilities:

  • Meet once a week for 1.5 hours, for a minimum of 6 months with an adult English language learner to work on their English language goals, which range from basic literacy to speaking, reading, and writing at all levels
  • Plan lessons independently utilizing recommended guidelines and materials
  • Fill out short monthly reports
  • Communicate as needed with program staff

Key classroom teacher responsibilities:

  • Teach a 2-hour class twice a week
  • Create a welcoming, safe, friendly environment for English practice
  • Plan lessons utilizing various resources to encourage conversational participation and improvement for a diverse group of learners
  • Attend volunteer meetings and communicate regularly with program staff regarding student progress and assessment, as well as special events and projects

Qualifications/Desired Attributes for all volunteer positions:

  • A sincere desire to be of service to new community members
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to fill out short monthly reports
  • Ability to tutor for at least 6 months at a minimum of 1.5 hours per week
  • Clear communication as needed with program staff

To become a volunteer:

  • Complete the online application by clicking the APPLY button below
  • LearningWorks staff will review your application and contact you to schedule an interview and discuss next steps, including participating in online and in-person training/orientation

 

Please use button below to apply to any of these ELL volunteer opportunities. Thank you.

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