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Online HSED Class Coach

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Literacy Services of Wisconsin

  • 3 people are interested


Volunteer HSED Class Coaches will virtually assist adult students working toward the completion of their High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). Classes exist entirely online and subjects range from English, math, science, reading, and writing. Volunteers will provide support for students to improve learning skills and reach their educational goals.

Estimated Time Commitment:

Volunteers are expected to commit to coaching students for either Language Arts or Math/Science (or if your schedule allows, both!) during the Spring 2021 semester, beginning January 19th - May 6th.

  • Math/Science
  • Language Arts
  • Limited evening support needed on any of the following: Monday - Thursday 6-7pm


  • High school diploma and some college
  • Must be patient, compassionate, supportive, and enthusiastic
  • Should be able to follow directions to ensure instruction is delivered with consistency and fidelity
  • Should have a desire to teach basic education skills, as well as post-secondary skills
  • Should be willing to receive ongoing training to keep pace with their students
  • Should be independent and resourceful
  • Must have valid email address, regular email access, and be technologically savvy
  • Bilingual in Spanish is beneficial, but not required

Role Responsibilities:

  • Be reliable and inform Program Staff ahead of any absences
  • Motivate students with positive reinforcement, patience, and enthusiasm
  • Refer to training materials to hone skills and find information
  • Ask questions whenever they arise; Program Director is available to assist you
  • Adhere to the procedures and methods described in your training and refrain from incorporating different materials into lessons
  • Report specific concerns or issues to the Program Staff and assist in resolving any problems

To apply, watch our volunteer orientation video and submit an application at https://literacyservices.org/volunteer/

If you have any questions, please email volunteer@literacyservices.org

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About Literacy Services of Wisconsin


555 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Services of Wisconsin partners with motivated adults to provide access to quality basic education and skills training so they can improve their lives, enrich their families, and strengthen our community.


Literacy Services of Wisconsin is the longest volunteer-driven provider of adult literacy and basic education in the Milwaukee area. We are driven by our core belief in the power of education at any age to positively change lives.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Financial Literacy
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We require volunteers to make a weekly commitment for the entirety of the class (16 weeks) or 6 months if working with an individual student. Some drop-in opportunities are available.

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