Help an Adult Learn English Language Skills: Become an ESL Tutor!

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Adult Literacy Services, Sacramento Public Library

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Help an adult learn to read better!

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.

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About Adult Literacy Services, Sacramento Public Library

Location:

Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Adult Literacy Services is simple: Assist adults in improving their basic literacy skills, thereby empowering them to reach their full potential, create stronger families, and participate more fully in society.

Description

Consider being a tutor if you are 18 or older, able to read, speak English clearly and are willing to:

  • Tutor at least once a week; attend one 4-hour tutor workshop for certification as an adult literacy tutor.
  • Participate in one-hour workshops offered during the year to reinforce your tutoring skills.

After completing training, tutors volunteer their time for 1 to 2 hours at least once a week. Basic materials for tutor and learner are provided at no charge. Tutoring space is available at most library locations along with several other public sites. Literacy staff provides assistance and support as learners progress through the program.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

All Sacramento Public libraries, service housed atCentral Library828 I StreetSacramento, CA 95814

(38.58249,-121.49417)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

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