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Volunteer ESL Tutor for Slavic speakers (Remote)

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Heartland Human Care Services - A Company of Heartland Alliance

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Volunteer ESL Tutor for Slavic speakers (Remote)

YOU MUST BE AN ILLINOIS RESIDENT IN ORDER TO APPLY!

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights is a service-based, human rights organization that provides housing, health care, human services, and human rights protections to the most poor and vulnerable people in our society and uses its 118 years of experience to advocate for social justice.

Heartland Human Care Services' (HHCS) Adult Volunteer Literacy (AVL) Project provides English as a Second Language instruction, emphasizing language fluency and competencies that are relevant to the daily lives of the adult students served. The AVL project is an essential component of HHCS' Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS) department.

Classes and tutoring sessions are held online and taught via Zoom. Volunteers ESL Tutors for Slavic Speakers provide small group, and one-on-one instruction for adult learners.

RICS is currently seeking a Volunteer ESL Tutor for Slavic speakers.

Volunteers could tutor depending on the volunteers' availability. All volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one day a week throughout the duration of a 3-month quarter.

The volunteer ESL tutors will be supported by lead teachers (staff) and the volunteer coordinator via email, Zoom or Google classroom. Lead teachers and the volunteer coordinator will provide resources for tutoring sessions if needed. Volunteer ESL tutors are expected to inform the volunteer coordinator and the tutee if they will not be able to attend a tutoring session.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with 1 to 3 tutees during a session
  • Provide individual assistance and instruction as needed (Staff will provide materials but tutors are encouraged to use outside materials and/or create lessons that fit their own teaching style)
  • Communicate with the volunteer coordinator to convey his/her tutee’s needs
  • Keep accurate attendance and record the progress of the tutee(s) at the close of each session

Qualifications:

  • Available 1-2 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months
  • Computer proficiency and/or willingness to learn apps like Zoom, Google Classroom, Kami, or other online learning tools  
  • Must have reliable internet connection
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be flexible, creative, and dependable
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Interest in working with immigrants in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-ethnic environment
  • Some knowledge of ESL tutoring is helpful
  • Language proficiency in Russian, Belorussian, Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian and Ukrainian is helpful, but not required

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About Heartland Human Care Services - A Company of Heartland Alliance

Location:

4411 N. Ravenswood and 5715 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60640, US

Mission Statement

To achieve freedom from want, fear, and injustice for people marginalized by poverty, displacement, or situations of vulnerability by developing and providing a continuum of services that meet basic needs, build strengths, safeguard human rights, and provide opportunities for positive change.

Description

Heartland Human Care Services (HHCS) is the human services partner of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a servicebased human rights organization that provides material assistance to meet basic human needs and other services and advocacy that foster empowerment, societal participation, and self-sufficiency. HHCS delivers a variety of services to newly-arrived refugees, asylees and immigrants through its Refugee & Immigrant Community Services (RICS). RICS is comprised of a dedicated, multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff with diverse backgrounds and expertise in the refugee and immigrant fields.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5715 W. BelmontChicago, IL 60634

(41.93824,-87.76961)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 1+ Hours per Week, Minimum of 3 Months
  • Russian, Polish, and/or Ukrainian language skills, YOU MUST BE AN ILLINOIS RESIDENT IN ORDER TO APPLY!

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