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Literacy Action of Central Arkansas

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ESL Tutor and Student

Help adults in our community improve their reading or English skills by volunteering as a literacy tutor!

Literacy Action's volunteer tutors help us provide free educational services to hundreds of adults in Central Arkansas each year. Volunteers may choose to work either with an adult who needs reading instruction or a non-native adult who wants to learn to speak, read, and write in English. The needs and objectives of students are carefully matched with the strengths and experience of tutors.

Tutors meet one-on-one with students at any conveniently-located public library. We provide training and all materials needed to tutor the student. Tutor training workshops are done online, at CALS Main Library in downtown Little Rock, or in the Faulkner County Library. Find out more or register for tutor training on our website at https://www.literacyactionar.org/become-a-tutor/

Volunteer literacy tutors help our community in many ways. Literate adults can read to their children and communicate with teachers, get jobs with family-sustaining salaries, understand health and safety information, make better financial decisions, and have increased dignity and self-worth. Make a difference in someone's life by volunteering with Literacy Action today!

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About Literacy Action of Central Arkansas

Location:

100 Rock Street, Suite 530, Little Rock, AR 72201, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Action of Central Arkansas is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that teaches reading skills to adults and English language skills to non-native adults. We strive to build a community of adults empowered through literacy.

Description

Literacy Action, which started in 1986, provides one-on-one tutoring for adults whose needs were not being served by traditional classroom adult education programs in the Little Rock area. Over the years, the organization has recruited and trained hundreds of community volunteers who have taught thousands of adults to read. In 1999, the program expanded to offer tutoring to immigrants who wished to improve their English skills. Today, there are adult students from countries around the world who work with tutors to learn English and to use their new skills to fully participate in community life.

Tutors paired with students meet together for at least three hours per week in public places thourghout the Little Rock area. Instruction is tailored to the literacy skills and learning objectives of each student. Tutors work with students on practical applications of their new skills so that students see the benefits of their efforts right away. Learning to read or speak English is hard work, but most students see significant progress in the first twelve months of instruction.

All services are offered free of charge. The program depends on the efforts of volunteers who give thousands of hours each year and on the financial support of individuals and organizations who realize the importance of addressing the tough issues of literacy.

Literacy Action of Central Arkansas is a member of the Arkansas Literacy Councils, Inc., an a affiliate ofProliteracy America and a designated agency of the United Way

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Education & Literacy
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1900 Tyler StreetConway, AR 72034

(35.0791,-92.4719)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 to 3 hours a week
  • Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop

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