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Adult ESL Teachers/Classroom Assistants Needed

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ORGANIZATION: Lyndale Neighborhood Association

  • 46 people are interested
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Do you love to work with people? Are you interested in working with folks from many different walks of life? Are you passionate about education? You're in luck! Lyndale's Adult Education Program is the place for you!

The Lyndale Education program
serves adult students in the Lyndale and surrounding neighborhoods. The purpose of the program is to provide high-quality English language instruction and to help students become more connected to the community.

The Volunteer Teacher’s role is to lead small groups of adult ESL students according to a pre-set curriculum. Volunteer Teachers also vitally contribute to the creation of a respectful, engaging, and supportive learning environment for adult students who are motivated to improve their proficiency in English speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

The Classroom Assistant/1:1 Tutor's role is to support the Lead ESL Teacher in their class group, provide 1:1 or small group tutoring with students, or possibly fill in for Volunteer Teachers when they are out.

This volunteer opportunity is ideal for individuals who are passionate about accessible community education and are interested in expanding their capacity for communicating with and learning from community members of diverse cultural backgrounds. Our professional Lead ESL Teachers provide the curriculum and organize the classroom, while Volunteer Teachers gain valuable teaching and tutoring experience.

WE HAVE AN URGENT VOLUNTEER NEED FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:

Morning Classneeds:

Fridays: 9:15 AM - 12:45 PM (actual class time 9:30-12:30) - Classroom Assistant needed, primarily for Pre-Beginning level

Evening class needs:
Mondays: 5:45 - 8:15 pm (actual class time is 6:00 - 8:00) - Classroom Assistant needed, Beginning level
Tuesdays: 5:45 - 8:15 pm (actual class time is 6:00 - 8:00) - Classroom Assistant needed, Beginning level
Thursdays: 5:45 - 8:15 pm (actual class time is 6:00 - 8:00) - Classroom Assistant needed, Beginning level
Thursdays: 5:45 - 8:15pm (actual class time is 6:00-8:00)- Classroom Teacher needed, Advanced level

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a small group leader, or classroom assistant, in adult ESL classes with learners of various levels of English proficiency
  • Tutor adult ESL students one-on-one or in small groups (2 - 4 students)
  • Facilitate engaging activities for adult ESL classes, with support and coaching
  • Communicate observations of student learning with Lead ESL Teacher after class
  • Assist with setting up and/or taking down the classroom space

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Dependable, prompt, and able to work respectfully with others
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience with teaching or tutoring preferred but not required
  • Must have completed or be willing to complete the 12-hour Foundations of Adult Education tutoring through Literacy MN
  • Ability to make a weekly commitment
  • Volunteer application and orientation

To inquire about or apply for this volunteer opportunity, contact Sam Monroe, Volunteer Coordinator: education@lyndale.org

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About Lyndale Neighborhood Association

Location:

3537 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408, US

Mission Statement

We the people of the Lyndale Neighborhood seek to create a stronger sense of community pride, which encompasses and celebrates the diversity and creativity of all. We seek to use these positive talents to develop a visibly safe, clean, stable, nurturing and economically viable neighborhood that promotes feelings of eagerness to learn and grow. We seek to achieve our goals in a manner that fairly recognizes all people and institutions in the neighborhood, strengthens reciprocal relationships with one another and the larger community and addresses problems at their roots in an attainable, sustainable and empowering manner.

Description

Creates a strong sense of community pride by celebrating the diversity and creativity of all people and institutions in the neighborhood. Develops a safe, clean, stable and nurturing neighborhood to help people learn and grow.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3335 Blaisdell AvenueBlaisdell YMCAMinneapolis, MN 55408

(44.94207,-93.27935)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible: most volunteers commit to one 3-hour class/wk
  • Pre-service training: https://www.literacymn.org/volunteer-foundations-training (can be completed within three months after starting position)

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