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Literacy Services of Wisconsin

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*email volunteer@literacyservices.org to apply

HSED-EL Tutor

Literacy Services of Wisconsin’s High School Equivalency Diploma for English Learners (HSED-EL) is an innovative approach to meeting the needs of adult English language learners in today’s world. Designed specifically for English learners of any language background, it provides a pathway for those in need of a high school (U.S. grades 9-12) credential to gain academic, workforce readiness, and English language skills all in one place.

Program runs June 1 -- September 16, 2021

Training starts May 2021; first tutoring sessions will take place second week of June

HSED-EL Tutors will provide one-on-one virtual tutoring sessions for a student who is currently completing the HSED-EL program.

  • The main focus of your sessions will be to help your student with their homework
  • Student homework will include things like writing papers, completing worksheets, reading and answering comprehension questions, and more
  • Tutors will be provided access to class content and homework materials through a tutor-only Google Classroom
  • Students in the HSED-EL program are not native English speakers; their tutors will help facilitate understanding and communication

Qualifications:

  • Tech skills needed: Zoom, Google Drive, Google Classroom (training provided)
  • Patience, enthusiasm, empathy, positive attitude
  • Resourceful, creative, and able to use available resources to help students learn
  • Willingness to learn material along with your student

Schedule:

  • You and your student will determine a tutoring schedule that works for both of you, outside of their regularly scheduled class times
  • You must be able to meet at least one hour per week with your student, though more frequently is preferred, depending on how much support your student needs

Additional details:

HSED-EL tutors are not expected to be masters of all subjects, but the willingness to learn the material and the ability to help your student understand it are necessary. Subject areas include:

  • English Language Arts
    • Persuasive writing, narrative writing, expository (informational) writing
    • Mechanics and conventions
  • History/Social Studies
    • Novel: Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
    • Context: World War II and the Holocaust
    • Conducting research and citing sources
  • Math
    • Fractions, decimals, percentages
    • Order of Operations: Rules, with integers, add/subtract integers
    • Exponents: Rules, Quotient of powers, Power of products
    • One-step & two-step equations; linear equations
    • Basic Geometry, some statistics, and ratios
  • Science & Health
    • Industrial Food System, Diet, and Climate change
    • Impacts of food choices on health and the environment
  • Civics
    • U.S. History based on the 100 Civics Questions required for graduation by the state of Wisconsin

*email volunteer@literacyservices.org to apply

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About Literacy Services of Wisconsin

Location:

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.

Description

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.

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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