ABE/ESL Tutoring Program

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Volunteer Tutoring Program, Seattle Central Community College

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Adult Basic Education (GED) Tutor

Description: The Basic and Transitional Studies Division (BTSD) Tutoring Program provides one-on-one tutors and classroom assistants to students taking ESL, ABE and GED Courses at Seattle Central College. Tutors and classroom assistants give students an opportunity to have more personalized instruction and play an important role in supporting students in achieving their goals.

Our goal is to help students develop their basic academic skills while also developing their ability to tell their stories and advocate for themselves.

Adult Basic Education students are adults who are already proficient in the English language, but wish to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills. Reading and writing are integrated to give students the foundation for effective communication. Reading instruction emphasizes comprehension, vocabulary development, critical thinking, and study skills. Writing skills include the review and application of language and grammar rules, correct usage and spelling, writing sentences and paragraphs. Math instruction includes skills development in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers; fractions; decimals; percentages; and introduction to algebra and geometry. Students often need help preparing for the GED or with homework comprehension.

Tutors help students understand basic concepts and provide opportunities to practice the skills they are learning in class. Tutors work with students to develop activities that are relevant to the students’ needs and goals.

Tutors are asked to commit to working with a student for one hour twice a week for at least two quarters. However, many of our tutors have been volunteering in our program for years and are an important part of the community in the Basic and Transitional Studies Division.


English as a Second Language Tutor

The Basic and Transitional Studies Division (BTSD) Tutoring Program provides one-on-one tutors and classroom assistants to students taking ESL, ABE and GED Courses at Seattle Central College. Tutors and classroom assistants give students an opportunity to have more personalized instruction and play an important role in supporting students in achieving their goals.

Our goal is to help students develop their basic academic skills while also developing their ability to tell their stories and advocate for themselves.

Our ESL students range from pre-literate in their own language and/or English to near-native speakers hoping to hone their academic and linguistic skills before continuing with their education or vocational training. All of the students who apply for tutors are eager to learn and grateful for the extra assistance that volunteers provide them. Tutors help students with pronunciation, conversation, grammar, spelling, reading comprehension, and writing development.

Tutors help students understand basic concepts and provide opportunities to practice the skills they are learning in class. Tutors work with students to develop activities that are relevant to the students’ needs and goals. Sometimes this looks like working through grammar exercises while at other times it looks like practicing speaking with a student's child's teacher or reading through the newspaper together and practicing speaking about current events.

Tutors are asked to commit to working with a student for one hour twice a week for at least two quarters. However, many of our tutors have been volunteering in our program for years and are an important part of the community in the Basic and Transitional Studies Division.

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Education & Literacy Immigrants & Refugees International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1701 Broadway, Room 3124Seattle, WA 98122

(47.616222,-122.32138)
 

SKILLS

  • English
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 4 hours a week

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