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English Literacy 1:1 Tutor Opportunities Available!

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PODER is looking for individuals who are patient, motivated, self-starters, and enthusiastic to work with adult learners who are in need of English skills. We are looking for individuals who are interested in tutoring INTRO/Beginner to ESL, Level 1 and Level 2 students.

We also have opportunities available for individuals interested in offering workshops in the following content areas:

  • Basic job skills workshops (such as communication skills, resume writing, etc.)
  • Civic knowledge and civic engagement
  • Digital literacy/technology

More information about PODER:

Since 1997, PODER has empowered Spanish-speaking adult immigrants to create successful and fulfilling new lives in Chicago. PODER offers comprehensive, tuition-free English education and job training programs for all education levels. Through its professional teachers and disciplined approach, PODER ensures that students learn to speak and read English with confidence, navigate daily life with ease, and gain the necessary skills to enter the Chicago job market. Oprima-1, the capstone of the PODER Program, is a paid training curriculum that guarantees students full-time employment as bilingual customer service representatives upon graduation.

Through a deep commitment to the needs of Chicago's growing Spanish-speaking population, PODER provides critical services with both immediate and long-term impact for families, communities, and employers throughout the City of Chicago.

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1637 S. Allport St., Chicago, IL 60608, US

Mission Statement

PODER prepares Spanish-speaking adult immigrants to seize opportunities in Chicago through comprehensive, tuition-free English education and job training programs. PODER’s professional, disciplined approach ensures that all students learn to understand and communicate in English and to navigate daily life with confidence. Through software courses and the Oprima-1 work/study program, students gain job skills and certifications that prepare them to enter the Chicago job market. PODER's positive and disciplined environment empowers Spanish-speaking adults from all education levels to build successful new lives in the U.S.


PODER offers comprehensive, tuition-free English education and job training programs for Chicago's Spanish-speaking adult immigrants at all education levels, including:

  • Adult Basic Education in Spanish for students with limited formal education in their native language, as a precursor to English education courses.
  • Accelerated written and oral English classes.
  • Basic computer software training that familiarizes students with programs found in most workplaces.
  • Oprima-1, a bilingual work/study program that prepares students for full-time employment with English language, telecommunication and customer skills.

PODER’s professional, disciplined approach ensures that students receive the highest quality education and training.

  • Unlike other non-profits that offer English education courses, PODER’s teachers are paid professionals who maintain a positive and disciplined learning environment.
  • Our students are expected to commit to their studies and contribute to a positive, motivating culture.

All programs are adults only, which limits distractions

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


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




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 2 half-hour sessions per week.
  • Fill out this form to register! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TvCWFvo-gkFpVpUC8fxt2KhBu24_x_NzvtHIym0MzZ4/edit#response=ACYDBNiRQzObgMo_FZlcf3-tF0upXz5Vi6PjzGPMpRrT

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