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Basic Literacy Small Group Tutor

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ORGANIZATION: Literacy Nassau

  • 244 people are interested
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Basic Literacy Learners (BLL) are (mostly) English speaking, American born adults who struggle with deficiencies in reading, writing, spelling, and/or comprehension. These students either weren’t afforded the appropriate chances to be educated or had undiagnosed learning disabilities as children that prohibited them from keeping up in school.‚Äč We offer phonics-based small group instruction using the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach to teach BL students how to decode and encode words more efficiently. Opportunity welcomes creativity and initiative! Volunteers work closely with student's identified goals, which can range from obtaining a job, studying for citizenship, or even reading a bedtime story to a grandchild. No previous experience necessary. Groups meet at various libraries throughout Nassau County. If we don't have a student in your area, you may have to travel to a surrounding library. (Total: 3 hour per week commitment)

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About Literacy Nassau


1 Ivy Lane, Wantagh, NY 11793, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Nassau strives to eradicate illiteracy among adult learners residing in Nassau County. We have served the community for 47 years as a resource for adults interested in enhancing their basic literacy skills and understanding of the English language (ESOL). We provide our volunteer tutors with the training and know-how toward meeting student goals of obtaining a job or even reading a bedtime story to his or her child.


We are a Long Island nonprofit organization that trains volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring sessions to adult learners. Volunteer tutors are recruited from all over Nassau County and they are trained and supported by Literacy Nassau throughout the year. Adult students are matched with tutors to achieve the educational, economic and social goals they and their tutors have identified as important to them. Small group instruction and ESL/citizenship classes are taught by certified teachers. All of our programs are free to students and they meet in Nassau County libraries.


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1 Ivy LaneWantagh, NY 11793



  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year commitment, 2-4 hours per week
  • Fluent English speaker, H.S diploma or equivalent, Ability to travel to local library

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