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Want to Empower a Community? Be a Virtual English Tutor!

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Universidad Popular

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English Language Development- Learning to Succeed (LETOS) The work of the tutors is unique and valuable because it provides tutoring at a time and place most suitable for the adult English learner and tutor. Your commitment can help our participants achieve their language goals. This is our most popular program and the volunteer need is great. You will serve as a one-on-one and small group tutor in a participatory English learning environment. You will be working directly with a language facilitator in order to make the experience meaningful and enjoyable for you and the participants.

Virtual classes are provided Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-12PM and 6PM-9PM through Zoom.

Volunteer orientations/training is required before entering the classroom and takes place the week before classroom placement with the option of completing virtually or on site at either one of our locations. Our Little Village site is located on 2801 S Hamlin Ave. and our Chicago Lawn site is at 3702 W. 60th St.

We expect from our tutors to: -commit to at least 3 hours a week for at least 3 months - be on time and ready to tutor -be comfortable interacting with groups as well as individuals -be comfortable speaking English only and ready to learn nuances of English Language Development teaching -be creative and engaging, patient and respectful -be conscious of the needs of the Latino community -be a critical thinker

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About Universidad Popular


2801 S. Hamlin Ave., 3702 W. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60623, US

Mission Statement

Universidad Popular's mission is to reach community empowerment through participatory learning. Universidad popular works in partnership with neighborhood residents and organizations to transform their lives and ultimately, the community.


Universidad Popular (UP) Universidad Popular opens its door and provides the resources for community residents to become actively engaged in community empowerment. UP’s mission is to reach community empowerment through participatory learning. UP is dedicated to teaching within context that facilitates growth as human beings and contributes to the movement for social justice in Chicago’s Little Village, Chicago Lawn and throughout the world. Volunteering at UP provides a unique learning and hands-on educational experience. Our volunteers enjoy the exposure to the local cuisine, opportunity to practice Spanish, and participation in many cultural events.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • English
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 9 weeks
  • 3 hours per week

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