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Virtual Literacy Tutor Mentor in the Classroom One Hour a Week with Middle School English Learners

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ORGANIZATION: Los Ayudantes

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Los Ayudantes provides in-class tutoring support to middle school students in the Redwood City School District at Kennedy Middle School under the direction of the classroom teacher. We work primarily with the specific English Learners classroom teachers providing reading support as well as helping students develop organizational and critical thinking skills as they work on in-class assignments.

We are currently looking for tutors who can make a school-year commitment and volunteer 1 hour a week on Thursdays from 2:10-3:10pm in a virtual tutoring session. This virtual tutoring opportunity works great for some volunteers who otherwise couldn't be in person for work or health reasons. ​

You will be helping with a combo of 6th and 7th graders virtually who log in using their Chromebooks. The teacher puts the student and volunteer in a Zoom "Breakout Room."

Tutoring Requirements: Proficiency in English is required. No special foreign language skills are needed. Tutor training and orientation will be provided. ​Background check required. Must be 18 or over. California resident. The Program Director will contact you for instructions on this process.

Tutors who enjoy working with adolescents and feel comfortable working with a variety of reading, writing and critical thinking strategies are most likely to enjoy this work. You can become an important, trusted adult in the kids’ lives when you make this commitment to tutor them throughout the year. Training and orientation is provided, and you are introduced via email to your teacher ahead of time. Instructions are provided at the beginning of a class session by the teachers on the volunteer's assignment for the day. Typically the work includes helping the kids read aloud from their digital reading assignments and asking questions to help the kids think critically about the passages they're reading.

For more information, visit: http://www.losayudantes.org
Questions? Contact Program Director, jenniferlynnefarrell@gmail.com for more information.

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About Los Ayudantes

Location:

2650 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94015, US

Mission Statement

Los Ayudantes (the "Helpers") prov ide in-class tutoring & after school book clubs to help Redwood City students build English literacy skills and U.S. cultural aw areness We're an award-winning tutoring organization dedicated to helping Redwood City public school students improve English language literacy and U. S. cultural awareness.

Description

We work with small groups of students in the classroom, and provide after school enrichment and book clubs so children can get extra practice reading and be encouraged by positive adults who believe in them.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • We ask that before volunteering, you make sure you can commit to tutoring for the entire school year (through early June).

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