LCSNW offers English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring services to meet the needs of refugees who are unable to attend ESL classroom courses. This program consists of volunteer tutors who meet one-on-one with a student at their home, providing an individualized curriculum that suits the specific needs of each person. Many students in the ESL Tutoring Program are stay-at-home parents or working adults and would not otherwise have access to learning ESL.
By serving as an English tutor, volunteers have the opportunity to share their own knowledge while learning about a vibrant new culture. Many tutors develop lasting relationships with the individuals they teach, offering important ongoing social support.
We ask that all volunteer tutors make a six-month commitment to meet with a refugee for 3 hours a week. These hours are flexible and can be divided and scheduled according to the availability of the volunteer. In addition, all volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation. ESL Tutors must have previous ESL experience or credentials, or attend a quarterly ESL training session at LCSNW.
- Adult Education
- Teaching / Instruction
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Reading / Writing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 3 hours a week for 6 months (flexible)
- Previous teaching or ESL experience/certification