The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
VELT (Vocational & English Language Trainings) Tutoring Program provides a comfortable place for adult refugees to learn and practice English language skills so they can gain confidence and participate more fully in their ESL classes and in their community. Tutees receive supplementary assistance in a one-on-one or small group setting for improving their basic reading, writing, and speaking skills.
VELT tutoring program takes place Monday - Thursday mornings at our 4419 Ravenswood site. Volunteer tutors work with their tutees twice a week. The length of each tutoring session can be 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on tutees’ comfort.
Tutors will receive the ESL tutoring training prior to the first tutoring session.
Meet with students twice a week for 30-60 minutes (Mon-Thu mornings)
Create & adjust tutoring plans
Keep participant’s attendance
Complete Tutoring Log after each session
Maintain Student Portfolio
Communicate with the Tutor Coordinator to convey their needs/concerns
Patience and willingness to work closely with students with limited English/literacy skills. Values supportive learning environment
Creativity and willingness to use a variety of methods to promote conversation.
Sensitivity to differences in culture. Ability to communicate with students of diverse backgrounds and cultures
Commitment to tutoring for at least 3 months (one class quarter)
Tutoring will help:
Expand your experience of direct service with English language learners
Achieve broader understanding toward refugee adults in your community
Contact: If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact Hai Minh Nguyen. Thank you!
Hai Minh Nguyen (Vocational English Language Trainings Coordinator)
Literacy / Reading
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Orientation or Training
Twice a week (Mon-Thu A.M.) for at least 3 months.