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Volunteer Reading Tutor - Sarasota County Jail

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The Literacy Council of Sarasota

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Job Title: Reading tutor for incarcerated adults

Position Summary: Reading Tutor for adults at Sarasota County jail in person, one-on-one, to learn.
Some are non-readers, some read at a low level (less than 6th grade) all are English speakers.

Training: No training is provided for this volunteer opportunity.

Requirements: Must speak English as a first language.

Helpful: Previous experience as a teacher or reading tutor

Time Commitment: Minimum 1-1/2 hours, twice per week for 10 weeks.

Important Notations: Incarcerated adults may or may not be vaccinated for COVID-19, but will be masked at all times. Tutoring is conducted one-on-one in controlled and secure environment.

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About The Literacy Council of Sarasota

Location:

1750 17th Street, Suite K-3, Sarasota, FL 34234, US

Mission Statement

The Literacy Council of Sarasota Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 adult education organization, is building a more literate community by helping adults and families improve English language communications skills through personalized, needs-based tutoring and small group instruction.

Description

With the generous help of donors, we are able to provide these services:

-Workplace Literacy Program
-Basic Literacy Education
-English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

More than 2.6 million adults in Florida - or 20 percent of those 16 and older - lack even the most basic reading skills, according to estimates by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Since 1978, The Literacy Council Sarasota (LCS) has been helping adults (16 years of age and older) improve their basic reading, writing, comprehension and communication skills through one-on-one and small group tutoring. LCS customizes teaching to individual needs, providing a unique focus on enabling adult learners to function better within the frameworks of their own life situations.

Today, we continue our vital mission of building a more literate Sarasota, with the help of more than 250 volunteers and tutors who work with adult learners one-on-one at no cost. LCS has been nominated in 2008 and 2009 for the Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business of the Year Awards presented by The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce in the Non-Profit Organization of the Year category. The Literacy Council of Sarasota's office is housed at the Glasser Schoenbaum Human Service Center in Sarasota, FL.

Education & Literacy
Employment
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main StreetMain StreetSarasota, FL 34234

(27.36818,-82.54564)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Adult Education

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum time requirement is 1-1/2 hours per week, twice per week for 10 weeks.

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