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VOLUNTEER TUTORS FOR ADULTS LEARNING ENGLISH

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ORGANIZATION: LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY INC

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This is a volunteer opportunity to help an adult change their life by learning to understand, speak, read, and write English. We have 40 adults waiting for tutors in North Port.
After attending training, new tutors will have the opportunity to select an adult student. Some pairs meet only once per week for one hour. Others meet longer and/or more often. It depends on the tutor and the student's availability. Training materials are available for tutors to check out.
Our Literacy Office in the North Port Library at 13800 S. Tamiami Trail is staffed by a part-time Coordinator who is the first contact for new volunteers and students. Contact Karen at nort.port.literacy@gmail.com to arrange a meeting or call on Tues. - Thurs. afternoons 941-861-1320.
Tutor training is provided. North Port has a large number of Ukrainian immigrants which is growing due to the war in their country. This area has a diverse population, and typically we have adult students each year from as many as 50 different countries.
Literacy Volunteers also has an office in the William H. Jervey Venice Public Library at 300 Nokomis Ave. S. We have fewer student requests for service in Venice, and often more volunteers. Many Venice volunteers tutor at the North Port Library because of the high demand for tutors there.

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About LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY INC

Location:

300 NOKOMIS AVE., VENICE, FL 34285, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to change the lives of adults with low literacy skills by providing tutoring, educational technology, and classes that effectively increase their English reading, writing, and speaking skills at no cost to the adult learners.

Description

Literacy Volunteers trains volunteers, interviews adults who request services, matches tutors with adult students, provides textbooks and other training materials, and offers ongoing support for tutors and students. Tutoring services are free to adult learners.
If you can read, write, speak English, and have the ability to be flexible and patient with an adult learner, YOU can become a trained tutor. Prior teaching experience or knowledge of another language is NOT required.
Our training prepares volunteers to help foreign-born adults learn English as a Second Language (ESL) and help English-speaking adults improve their reading skills (Basic Adult Literacy).

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations North Port, FL 34287

(27.06009,-82.2529)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • We are transitioning from Zoom training to two 6-hour days of in-person tutor training. Tutoring dates and times are set up by tutors and adult students. Some meet one hour a week, others meet longer and/or multiple times per week.
  • If you can read, write, speak English, and have the ability to be flexible and patient with an adult learner, YOU can become a trained tutor. Prior teaching experience or knowledge of another language is NOT required.

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