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Volunteer for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) in Mason County and Thurston County

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ORGANIZATION: Sound Learning

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Sound Learning

ORGANIZATION: Sound Learning is a dynamic community-based adult and family education organization offering innovative, quality basic skills (reading, writing, math, GED Prep, HS 21+ diploma & computer skills) and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) programs to adult learners and their families in Mason and Thurston Counties. We work with trained community volunteers to provide 1:1, small group, and classroom-based instruction. We are committed to learner-centered education that addresses participants' goals and priorities, and is based on a collaborative model.

POSTION DESCRIPITION: Tutor adult students in ESOL using learner-centered approaches and best practices. With training from staff will learn to develop educational materials and activities. Help assess learner progress. Work with staff to ensure learner needs are met. Assist with office support/special projects as necessary. Tutor training and professional development opportunities provided.

DESIRES CHARACTERISTICS OF VOLUNTEER

  • Sensitive and adaptable to learners' differences
  • Accepting of people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Patience and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on projects
  • Commitment to bettering lives through education
  • Willingness to learn from others
  • Can speak and read in other languages other than English
  • No previous teaching experience necessary

COMMITMENT: Hours are 5:45pm to 8:30pm Monday through Thursday nights (how many days are flexible). It is preferred that volunteers commit to a minimum of two quarters with the organization.

BENEFITS: This job provides hands-on experience in adult education, lesson planning, and education program management. Make a difference in the lives of others and participate in a dynamic learning community!

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About Sound Learning

Location:

P. O. Box 2529, 133 W. Railroad Avenue, Shelton, WA 98584, US

Mission Statement

To educate adults so that they are equipped to succeed and contribute in our society. Adopted January 2012 by Sound Learning Board of Directors

Description

Sound Learning provides instruction to adults to improve reading, writing, and math skills; study for a GED;participate in a diploma program; or study English for Speakers of Other Languages. Our low-cost services are provided in Mason and Thurston Counties.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) helping community members build their self-sufficiency and contribute to their local community through work, family life and education, providing services for 281 adults in Mason and Thurston counties during the 2009-2010 program year with over 10,000 hours of instruction time, thanks to our 185 volunteers and many supporters.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

133 West Railroad AvenueShelton, WA 98584

(47.21276,-123.10117)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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