English Language Tutor
Quick Overview: It is our goal to pair students with responsible and enthusiastic adults who can help them increase their confidence and understanding of the English language, while engaging in creative and enriching activities and discussions.
Mission: Our Intergenerational Program is seeking passionate, youth-friendly, and caring adult volunteers, age 55+, to work with identified Long Term English Learner (LTEL) middle school students. Volunteers will help students to develop and improve their English language reading comprehension, skills, and abilities through interactive and educational activities. Volunteers will be paired with a middle school student and read, review, and discuss a pre-selected book once a week.
Impact: Youth will increase their reading and speaking abilities, as well as develop a meaningful relationship with their senior tutors through an intergenerational collaboration. Senior participants will gain experience with working with youth, including building close connections with members of the community and staff. Success will be measured through the increased reading, writing, and speaking skills of student participants.
Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will be paired with a middle school student and read, review, and discuss a pre-selected book once a week.
Requirements: Skills necessary for this volunteer job are as follows:
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required
Responsible, understanding, and youth-focused
Positive and friendly personality
Experience in working with youth is preferred, but not required
All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety.
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About Bresee Foundation
184 South Bimini Place, Los Angeles, CA 90004, US
The Bresee Foundation is committed to community and youth development, basic health services, and urban leadership training. The Bresee Foundation offers free medical treatment, recreation, education, employment opportunities for youth and families, and an open-access computer lab for the community. The church prepares meals for the homeless.
184 Bimini PlaceLos Angeles, CA 90004
October 11, 2021
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Youth Services
- Child Development
- People 55+