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Virtual Literacy Tutor for Adult Learners

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Oakland Literacy Council

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Become a virtual tutor

If you can spare two hours a week, you can make a positive difference in the life of another adult through tutoring!

Oakland Literacy Council in suburban Detroit is looking for compassionate volunteers who are at least 18 years old to tutor adults for two hours a week for a year (with time off for vacations and holidays). Each volunteer works individually with one student at a time convenient for both of them. Tutors and students meet online using a videoconferencing platform like Zoom or Skype.

At this time, we have a large demand for tutors to work with English language learners born abroad.

Because of the help provided by our tutors, our learners achieve such goals as better employment and citizenship. They can read their bills, notes from their children's school, memos from their employers, and so much more. They can communicate effectively with neighbors, doctors, and others in the community. This is rare volunteer opportunity where you see the impact of your efforts in a very rewarding way!

No previous tutoring experience is required. Six hours of training and curriculum are provided. This is a perfect opportunity for college students, those taking a gap year, retirees and others.

Learn more about Oakland Literacy Council during a 30-minute information session. To sign up for an information session or to learn more about this opportunity, click on the "I Want to Help" link on this post.



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About Oakland Literacy Council

Location:

43700 Woodward Ave, Suite 20, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, US

Mission Statement

To deliver quality, individualized basic reading and English language instruction to adults so they may become independent learners, develop self-confidence and meet their literacy goals.

Description

The Oakland Literacy Council is a not-for-profit organization whose main purpose is to provide free tutoring to adults who read below the 9th grade level. The services are available to individuals who reside, work or attend school in Oakland County. The services are for basic English or English as a Second Language. The Council relies on volunteer tutors to meet one-on-one with students for two hours a week.

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • People Skills
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours each week for a year (minus vacations and holidays)
  • ability to tutor remotely with a computer equipped with a microphone, camera and internet connection

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