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Sumner Library (lower level)611 Van White Memorial BlvdMinneapolis, MN55411
Help make a tangible difference in the lives of refugees and new immigrants. Co-teach with another volunteer as you both guide our adult learners to reach their reading and writing goals.
No previous experience is required.
Commitment is only 1 hour a week (for a minimum of 3 months).
Materials are provided, and a 12 hour training course is offered through the Minnesota Literacy Council.
No foreign language proficiency is required.
Details: You will work with another volunteer teacher, and together you will guide a combined Pre-beginning & Beginning level class on Wednesday mornings, 9am-10am. The class size is around 20 students. This class will read a short story, then work together through different comprehension worksheets (which will be provided).
Why join us?
We fight against the poverty cycle by coaching literacy skills to our motivated adult ELL students. These language skills will not only open doors for employment, but will also allow students to be better advocates for their families, navigate through resources available to them, and dismantle the isolation that holds many within the cycle of poverty. Our curriculum is practical. Our staff is invested, and our students are inclusive. We are a motivated community and we celebrate diversity. At Open Door, you’ll meet lovely people from around the world, and as a tutor you will help give them tools to share their amazing stories.