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English (ESL) and/or Citizenship Tutor Volunteer

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South-East Asia Center

  • 44 people are interested

The South-East Asia Center located in the Uptown area needs you to teach English and/or citizenship to immigrants/refugees two hours/week at a time convenient to you. Work with one student, or instruct a small group of students. We provide free tutor training and professional supervision. Our immigrant and refugee students will benefit tremendously from the help so that they can eventually become self-sufficient in our community.

During the coronavirus pandemic, ESL tutor training is done remotely and requires internet access.

Currently, limited tutoring is provided on-site using strict social distancing and safety protocols. Most tutoring is done remotely using applications such as Zoom, Facetime and Whatsapp. Tutors are hand-matched with students that they work with for a period of at least 3-months though many of our tutor-student pairs work together for much longer.

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About South-East Asia Center


1134 W. Ainslie, Chicago, IL 60640, US

Mission Statement

South-East Asia Center's mission is to build bridges of understanding and cooperation amongst all Southeast Asian peoples as well as between all peoples of Eastern and Western upbringing.


A respected group of Southeast Asian elders concerned with the welfare of their refugee brethren founded a self-help service center in 1979. Since then South-East Asia Center has provided transition services for over 15,000 immigrants and limited- English speakers of numerous ethnicities in the Chicago area.

With a building donated by the volunteer executive director, refugees and neighbors joined to build a school and service center. By hand they dug a foundation, carried 15,000 used bricks purchased from a building torn down two blocks away and hoisted onto a rented dump truck by brick brigade, and used six tons of sand bags discarded from suburban floods as back fill. Today through the same community spirit and creativity SEAC runs 13 groundbreaking programs in 12 sites with a staff of over 40 and over 100 volunteers.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


5120 N BroadwayChicago, IL 60640






  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 hours per week for 3 months or more

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