Help adults better their lives by improving their English language skills!
Subject/Skills: English as a Second Language (ESL) - speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar; American culture
Target Levels: Beginning Low - Intermediate High
Note: You do NOT need to speak a language other than English
Setting: One-on-one ongoing tutoring (not drop-in), occasionally small group (3-6) tutoring
Consider being a tutor if you are 18 or older, able to read, write, and speak English clearly; have basic computer skills; are patient and culturally sensitive; and are willing to do the following:
Tutor at least once a week for 1-2 hours each session;
Commit to a minimum of 6 months or longer;
Complete a tutor training workshop before beginning tutoring;
Participate in tutor in-service meetings throughout the year to reinforce your tutoring skills.
After completing training, tutors are matched with a learner based on preferred locations and day/time availability of both involved. Basic materials for tutor and learner are provided at no charge. Tutoring takes place at any of the 28 library branches,* or may occur at some other public location. Literacy staff provides assistance and support as learners progress through the program.
*We currently have a particular need for tutors in the Natomas and Arden-Arcade areas.
- Adult Education
- Literacy / Reading
- Reading / Writing
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Once or twice a week, 1-2 hours each session
- Have an email address and check it regularly