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Adult Education utilizes volunteer tutors to teach English as a Second Language to low-income, immigrant adults. Instruction takes place in small groups (2-4 people per group). Lessons are mainly competency-based, with a focus on life-skills rather than grammar rules.
The volunteer will be assigned a regular group, with whom s/he will meet one evening each week, from 7-9 PM. Students come to school two evenings per week, which means that each tutor has a counterpart, who meets with the group on the opposite night.
Upon arriving at the school, the tutor finds a lesson plan and all necessary materials prepared. The volunteer and his/her students work through the lesson plan; the professional staff is present to assist in any way needed.
To volunteer, come to the school any Tuesday or Thursday at 6:00 p.m. for a 2-hour orientation and observation, spending time observing other tutors working one-on-one with small groups of students.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Guadalupe School Adult Education
1385 N 1200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, US
To teach adult immigrants and refugees the English skills they need to better provide for their families and participate in the community.
Guadalupe School’s Adult Education program has been in existence since 1966 and continues to be one of the top performing adult education programs in the state. This program provides English as a Second Language classes on a year-round basis. To overcome common barriers to adult education, childcare, limited transportation and light snacks are provided. While many of our adult students are from Mexico and South/Central America, we provide services to students from all countries and language groups The majority of our adult learners are between the ages of 25-44. Guadalupe’s Adult Education program is uniquely structured so that students are placed in small, instructional groups taught by volunteer tutors. A staff of 8 write curriculum for each small group and oversee all instruction that occurs. In addition to English language instruction, citizenship classes are offered along with computer classes and Computer Assisted Language Learning.