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Change a Life: Tutor an Adult Who Struggles with Reading and Writing

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Contra Costa County Library - El Cerrito Library

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One in five adults in Contra Costa County don't have the literacy skills needed to handle basic literacy tasks. Let us train you to work one-on-one with an adult on their individual literacy-related goals to empower them in their work and personal lives. After orientation and training by Project Second Chance (PSC), Contra Costa County Library's adult literacy program, tutors are assigned a student to meet with twice a week for 90 min. each time, at a time and public place convenient to both (typically the local library). PSC supplies learning materials, training, and ongoing support to tutors. Tutors volunteer approximately 4 to 6 hours per week (3 hours tutoring plus variable prep/travel).

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About Contra Costa County Library - El Cerrito Library

Location:

6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530, US

Mission Statement

Bringing People and Ideas Together

Description

The Contra Costa County Library seeks to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. With 27 locations, our libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various Contra Costa County Libraries6510 Stockton AveEl Cerrito, CA 94530

(37.91613,-122.31077)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 90 min lessons, 2x/wk, plus travel and prep, 1+ yr
  • Comfortable with your own reading, writing, and spelling skills. No teaching experience required. First step is to attend a Tutor Orientation to learn more.

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