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Change Lives: Be an Adult Literacy Tutor

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Santa Monica Public Library

  • 235 people are interested
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Please note: tutors and learners are currently meeting virtually during the time of COVID.

Position Overview:
This is an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of adults whose limited literacy is a challenge in their everyday life. Tutors will be matched with an adult learner and work with them over an extended series of sessions to help them set and achieve their literacy goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Tutor an adult learner 1-2 times each week for 1.5-2 hour sessions at a Santa Monica Public Library location

  • Create lessons to help adult learners reach their literacy goals

  • Submit monthly time logs

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English proficiently and clearly

  • Possess patience, flexibility, and excellent oral communication skills

  • Must check email regularly and have basic computer and word processing skills
  • Fingerprint clearance is required

  • Age 18 or older

Training Provided:

  • Tutors will receive 10 hours of training

  • All materials provided free of charge

  • Individual assistance from literacy staff is available

  • Our next tutor training has not be scheduled - but please contact us to be notified when we set a date.
Benefits to Volunteer:
  • Satisfaction that you are changing lives

  • Knowledge that you are enhancing the Library’s position in the community

  • Learn to tutor, promote learning, and gain experience

Time Commitment: 6 months or more - tutors will be matched with a learner within 3 months of attending the training

Potential volunteers will go through an applicant screening and interview process. We regret that we will not be able to accept all tutor applicants into the program.






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About Santa Monica Public Library

Location:

601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, US

Mission Statement

The Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joys of reading for our diverse community.

Description

Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.

Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main Library601 Santa Monica Blvd.Santa Monica, CA 90401

(34.01853,-118.49336)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once or twice a week for 1.5-2 hours each session plus lesson prep time.

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