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Virtual Literacy Tutor for Adult Learners

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Oakland Literacy Council

  • 140 people are interested
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Become a virtual tutor

Make 2021 the year you help an adult in need from the safety of your home! Volunteer as a virtual literacy tutor and change someone's life for the better!

Oakland Literacy Council in suburban Detroit is looking for compassionate volunteers to tutor adults for two hours a week. Each volunteer works individually with a student at a time convenient for both of them. Tutors and students meet online using a videoconferencing platform like Zoom or Skype.

Our adult learners are immigrants who want to learn the English language as well as U.S.-born adults who want to become stronger readers. 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.

No previous tutoring experience is required. Six hours of training and curriculum is provided. Upcoming training sessions are (choose one):

  • Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Learn more during a 30-minute information session for prospective volunteers. Find out dates for upcoming information sessions by clicking on the "I Want to Help" link on this post, going to www.oaklandliteracy.com/tutor-info-sessions or emailing Laurie at laurie.w@oaklandliteracy.com.



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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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