We are looking for a volunteer with some teaching experience, who speaks Spanish, to teach mathematics to adult GED students studying to take their high school equivalency tests. The class now is held once a week on Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. If possible, we'd like to add Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m, as well.
Covid-19 precautions are in place. Everyone's temperature is taken upon admittance to the building. There are masks available for anyone who comes without one. Face shields are available for instructors who wish to use them. An EPA-approved disinfectant, with paper towels and disposable gloves, is available in each classroom for the disinfecting of table space, chairs, and pencils/pens. Heavily used places, such as the bathrooms, doorknobs, light switches will be disinfected often throughout the day. Chairs have been removed from classrooms to allow for distancing. The maximum size of htis math class would be 5-6 students.
About Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, Mother Veronica Resource Center
449 S 6th Street, Reading, PA 19607, US
The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, committed to their call to live the Gospel, established the Mother Veronica Resource Center in response to requests for assistance from Reading area immigrants. By providing various classes, tutoring and educational and social services resources for them and for all Reading area adults who come seeking a better way forward, the Center strives to improve the quality of their lives and enhance our community.
History: In 1894 four Bernardine Franciscan Sisters migrated from Poland to the United States with Mother Veronica Grzedowska as the leader of the group. They were immigrants coming to a new country to work with and for other immigrants. Reading, PA was where they established their first permanent home and ministry. Throughout the years, the Sisters have cared for and responded to the requests of people in many countries and cultures. It is in this spirit that they established the Mother Veronica Resource Center in response to the requests of newcomers to our community. Programs: English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, General Education Development (GED) preparation classes (Language Arts, Mathematics in English, Spanish), Citizenship preparation classes, Computer classes, Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED tutoring Goals: 1. Impart a basic knowledge of English so that adult students can: improve their quality of life; provide better for their families through education and work opportunities; advocate for themselves in schools, hospitals, jobs, etc.; and pass the Naturalization Test; 2. Help adult students prepare to take the GED Test -- in addition to classes and tutoring, making access to online instructional programs available; 3. Offer preparation classes for the Naturalization Test; 4. Facilitate the attainment of computer skills; and 5. Provide resources to inform clients of available services and opportunities.
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
449 S 6th StreetReading, PA19602
September 9, 2020
Math / Science Instruction
1-1/2 to 3 hours per week
Spanish-speaking, proficient in high-school level mathematics