The South San Francisco Public Library is more than just books; we provide a variety of services and collections in 3 locations to meet the educational, recreational and informational needs of the diverse community of South San Francisco. The library continually strives to accommodate the informational, recreational and educational needs of our community and is constantly updating.
Adult Tutor, Project Read of North San Mateo County
Project Read trains volunteer tutors who work one-on-one or in small groups teaching adults the literacy skills they need. Project Read students set their own learning goals, and the program is carried out in an atmosphere of encouragement and security. Adults who have improved their literacy skills gain self-esteem and the skills to cope with everyday reading and writing tasks. They are more employable, can help their children with learning, are more informed voters, and are better able to participate in the community. Literacy links all aspects of our lives. Training & Support: Tutors are required to attend 12 hours of basic training which provides the skills needed to help someone increase his or her basic reading interests. Staff is available to consult with tutors individually to discuss student's progress, to help with the development of lesson plans and to problem solve when necessary. Place to Work: Tutors and students usually meet in libraries, recreation centers, homes, or any place where they feel comfortable. After the training is complete, the tutor and student usually meet twice a week for 1.5 to 3 hours each time. A six-month commitment is requested. Volunteer must be patient, dependable and prompt, interested in others and able to relate to them; be respectful of individuals and maintain confidentiality; able to read and write; flexible; friendly; optimistic. Sense of humor is helpful. Professional training is unnecessary. Volunteers can tutor at sites in Colma, Daly City, San Bruno and South San Francisco.
After School Tutor Volunteer
Job Location: 520 Tamarack Lane, South San Francisco, CA 94080. Community Need Addressed by volunteer's service: Volunteers provide homework help and form positive relationships with children who need good role models. Job Description: Volunteers help children in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade with their homework. Interested volunteers can also lead special projects, activities, or teach games. Qualifications/Skills Needed: Must enjoy being with kids and have a positive and supportive attitude. Volunteers should feel comfortable helping kids figure out homework and solve problems; however, they do not need to know the latest ways of teaching a subject. Volunteers must attend a 45 minute orientation and be fingerprinted. Time Commitment Needed: At least 2 hours (one day)/week for minimum of 3 months. Public Transportation is Located 2 Blocks Away
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