English as a Second Language Classroom Aide


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

939 E Park DriveHarrisburg, PA 17111

Our students may come from many different countries, cultures, and languages but the one thing that unites them is their desire to learn English.

About

Position Title: Volunteer ESL Classroom Aide/Tutor

Purpose Statement:

Provide support to Catholic Charities English language instructors by working one-on-one or in small groups with adult ESL students to practice their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or current enrollment in a Bachelor’s Program
  • One year of teaching experience preferred but not required
  • Clearances Required: State Police, FBI Criminal Background, and Child Abuse Clearances
  • Fluency in the English language (no other languages required)
  • Transportation to teaching site

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in initial tutor training and attend ongoing professional development meetings
  • Collaborate with ESL instructor to plan meaningful lessons for students
  • Meet one-on-one or in small groups with learners for at least three hours a week
  • Speak English during class time
  • Provide a caring and non-threatening environment for learners
  • Maintain a consistent weekly schedule and inform instructor if unable to attend

Skills Needed:

  • Flexibility
  • Patience
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Planning and Organizational Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills

Location and Scheduling:
English classes meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Classes are held in the morning (9-11 or 10-12 depending upon location) and evening (6-8). These classes are located in Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg.

Skills

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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two - Three hours a week
  • Bachelor's Degree

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