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Adult ESL Tutor

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ORGANIZATION: Metropolitan Family Services Howard Evanston Community Center

  • 76 people are interested

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General Description: Volunteer tutors assist adult learners with literacy, numeracy, English language skills, digital literacy, or citizenship in a supportive environment. Tutors encourage and support students by helping them develop confidence and a positive attitude about education.


  • Meet with student(s) weekly for 1:1 or small group tutoring sessions for 1 - 2 hours per week for a minimum of six months
  • Engage students in the decision-making process of developing an education plan and setting goals
  • Plan and design lessons and activities that support the students’ educational goals.
  • Review and select appropriate instructional materials that reflect the students’ interests and levels
  • Maintain a positive and encouraging learning environment that acknowledges and celebrates the students’ progress
  • Complete and submit required paperwork, including attendance records, goal sheets, and student progress reports, in a timely manner
  • Maintain professional boundaries with students
  • Refer students to other HECC services, as needed, in consultation with the Adult Education Manager
  • Stay informed about Adult Education programming through the newsletter and other communications and participate in professional development activities of interest
  • Maintain in regular communication with the Volunteer Tutor Coordinator regarding your tutoring match
  • Respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner
  • Honor student confidentiality


To perform the volunteer tutor responsibilities, an individual must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • complete a 12-hour tutor training, a HECC orientation and 2 hour classroom observation
  • be able to relate to individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • have good listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills
  • be dependable, prompt, flexible and patient

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About Metropolitan Family Services Howard Evanston Community Center


7648 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60626, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Metropolitan Family Services Howard Evanston Community Center is to assist low-income individuals and families in the greater Rogers Park and adjacent communities to stabilize their lives and to develop the social skills necessary to become effective community members


Metropolitan Family Services Howard Evanston Community Center (HECC) is a social service agency that provides free education, employment, and health assistance programs for the greater Rogers Park area. Many of HECC’s services are life-sustaining. Individuals and families set their own goals, and HECC is here to lend a helping hand along their journey to success.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


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7648 N. Paulina StreetChicago, IL 60626



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


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hr - 2 hrs per week for a minimum of 6 months
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED

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