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HSE Teacher - Science, Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies

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Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund

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In the Adult Education program at LALDEF (the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund) we are working to strengthen our HSE (High School Equivalency) program. The program is made up of passionate volunteer teachers who volunteer time each week to teach immigrant latino adults the various subjects of High School Equivalency - Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies. We teach based on the HiSet test, a test that is very similar to the GED. Students ideally should be ready to take the test at the end of their 16-week semester. We are looking for a commitment of 3 to 4 hours a week, generally.

Currently however, the Adult Education Programs Coordinator and the Executive Director of LALDEF are working together to re-structure the HSE Program and make sure it is a robust, well-organized program that delivers on its promise to prepare students for the HiSet test in New Jersey.

Given that re-structuring and re-building process that is underway, it is not known right now what subjects will be taught at what time, exactly how many hours classes will meet each week, what exact materials we will use, and whether or not the classes will be all in Spanish. Again, the program is being examined and re-structured to make it as strong and healthy as possible. We want to deliver the best possible program we can for our students.

It is a possibility that we will make all classes be taught in Spanish. Hence, we would very much like to be able to find volunteers who are bilingual and can speak Spanish and English. The test can be taken in Spanish or English. Many of our clients do not have good English skills and would benefit from taking the test in Spanish.

Right now, we are looking for volunteers who can teach any and/or all of those subjects - Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies, who preferably have prior teaching experience, and who are absolutely sure they can commit at least 3 hours each week.

As we think about the framework of the program, we may, moving forward, end up looking to hire 1 or 2 part-time teachers for HSE. While it is not yet certain we will do this, it is something volunteers can keep in mind as they may be considered for that position in the future.

Teachers must be professional, respectful, and must be committed to showing up for their classes and committed to the volunteer position as if it were a paid job. When volunteers take the volunteer positions seriously, it is better for everyone and things go smoother. When volunteers do not take the position seriously, the consequences for everyone else, especially students, can be disastrous. We have had volunteers drop out mid-semester for example, which is something that we never want to see happen again. Please, do not consider volunteering with LALDEF unless you know you can commit to the position.

Please email nate.philips@laldef.org with any questions, concerns, and for more information.

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About Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Location:

714-716 South Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to defend and promote civil rights, facilitate access to health care and education for low-income Latin American immigrants, and promote cross-cultural understanding throughout Mercer County.

Description

LALDEF acts as a resource hub for the local immigrant community, helping dismantle the barriers that stand in the way to a more fair and just society, and supporting the incorporation of these immigrants to the social fabric. Our purpose is to support immigrants maintain their livelihoods, freedom and self sufficiency, facilitate their integration into their local communities, Consistent with our nation’s values and respect for human rights, we believe that helping immigrants obtain jobs, homes, and access to health care and education, and thus build better futures for themselves and their children, while continuing to strive, assimilate and be accepted into American society, will strengthen our nation. Ultimately, we serve the community at large by creating cross-cultural understanding between native and foreign-born, accepting and appreciating our differences, while recognizing our common humanity and mutual interest in contributing to a thriving, fair, diverse community.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

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WHERE

714-716 South Clinton AvenueTrenton, NJ 08611

(40.20323,-74.75419)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Adult Education

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 to 6 hours per week
  • Prior Teaching experience, Bilingual (English-Spanish), familiarity with GED or HSE HiSet tests and testing are all strongly preferred

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