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Houston: Help solve the literacy crisis as an ESL Teacher
ORGANIZATION: American Youth Literacy Foundation
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Have you ever wanted to do something AMAZING to change the world but didn't know where to start?
Here is an opportunity to join the American Youth Literacy Foundation, an all- volunteer 501 c 3 charitable non-profit organization, founded in 2008 and dedicated to providing a gateway to a future in which all children, in every classroom in America, learn how to read by the end of 3rd grade. Our mission is to save millions of children from a lifetime of illiteracy and bring about true education parity in just a few years’ time by deploying the FUNetix(r) 12 Hour Reading App(tm) nationwide.
With the FUNetix app, which is 100% free to download and use, any child can learn how to read in about 12 hours of total play time; and in America’s public schools today, there are millions of children who can’t read or are struggling to read, which has led to more than 20 million illiterate high school dropouts over the past 20 years. But it doesn’t have to be this way!
We started in 2008 by taking a groundbreaking, science-based curriculum and proving that it can scale to reach and help thousands of children. Then, in 2020, during the pandemic, we created an app, based on our now patented reading curriculum, that takes kids from the ABC's to a 2nd grade reading level through an amazing journey that's fully narrated and tastefully animated, and gamified, just enough, to create an immersive, interactive environment that captures kids' attention and imagination and launches them to literacy in a fun and easy way.
Our challenge now is to bring the app to millions of children who are not learning how to read in school, either because they are in schools that are failing or because they are in difficult situations at home for a variety of reasons.
Right now, we are looking to expand our incredible Team FUNetix and we are looking for skilled ESL Teachers.
The ESL Teachers will be part of our research and development for the FUNetix(r) ESL app called 21ESL(tm). This app will be designed to be the premiere app in the world for teaching English to children, to include speaking, reading, writing, understanding and general proficiency to a 2nd grade level within 40 hours of total play time.
FUNetix ESL teachers will use the FUNetix 12 Hour Reading App(tm) (available in the App Store and Google Play) to teach their non-English-speaking students. The ESL teachers will volunteer in partnership with the User eXperience (UX) ESL Team and the Project Manager, in charge of the development of the FUNetix ESL app. They will use the app as their template for teaching and incorporate additional concepts and materials as they deem necessary, throughout the teaching experience. They also will use special "user testing software," called Loop 11, to record all of the teaching sessions on video. A special compensation will be paid to both the teacher and the family of the student.
Teachers must be native language speakers or have exceptional proficiency in the language of the ELL student. Teachers will communicate in the student’s native language the majority of the time, and in English, only when appropriate. We are not researching "English only" / "full immersion" tutoring.
Once all 40 modules are completed, which may take up to 20 hours, the study will be completed for that student unless otherwise determined at the time.
We hope this opportunity finds you at the right place and the right time in your career to make a difference and an impact, in an amazing way, for millions of children who are waiting for someone, or something, to lead them out of a life of impoverishment and into a future of unlimited possibility and potential.
So, if this sounds like something that you have the time for and interest in, and if you have the confidence and ability to work in a virtual environment using select networking and communications tools and platforms, then please reply to this listing and tell us about yourself.
We look forward to hearing from you and speaking with you about the future of literacy in America.
You can read more about our story, and about our team, on our website at
Mr. R. Kali Woodward
Founding, Executive Director
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About American Youth Literacy Foundation
10 N MAIN ST, Phoenixville, PA 19460, US
The Vision of FUNetix is: UNIVERSAL LITERACY. The Mission of FUNetix is: Deliver a free smartphone app that will make that vision happen. Think of what it would mean if EVERY child could learn how to read from a smartphone in 12 hours! The mission of FUNetix is simple: get the app out! Get the FUNetix 12 hours Reading App out to America's children through smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets, and classrooms. Get the app out through partnerships with publishing companies, schools, NGOs, parents, teachers, corporations and federal, state and local governments. Universal literacy is within reach because FUNetix is able to teach reading in a way that it has never been taught before, and with a speed that has never been conceived of before. FUNetix is here, and if your child is ready, we're ready. You can start learning how to read in 12 hours, today!
FUNetix is a patented, science-based, and incredibly simplified way of teaching reading to children that's available to parents and children anywhere in the United States and anywhere in the world. The FUNetix 12 hours Reading App is available in the App Store, Google Play store and Amazon App store.
FUNetix is 19-years-new, but in some ways, it is more than 2,000 years old.
Indeed, the patented FUNetix Reading Decoding System is rooted in an ancient methodology that shows readers how to see the hidden sounds in every word.
FUNetix earned its patent by borrowing the time-tested method called "diacritics" (which was developed more than 2,000 years ago by the Greeks, and adopted more than 1,000 years ago by the Hebrew and Arabic languages, to teach ALL children how to read those languages), and uniquely, completely and systematically applying it to English in a child-friendly and simple way.
FUNetix teaches children how to "map" or "marry" all 44 sounds of the English language to the letters and letter combinations that make up English words. This mapping (made easy by diacritics) takes all of the guesswork out of "sounding out" words.
Multiple locations Houston, TX 77002
March 30, 2023
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Reading / Writing
- - 3 hours per week
- - Bachelor's degree in ESL or TESOL or a related subject, such as linguistics - Teacher must bring own student (in either 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade and non-native English speakers) - Mastery of student’s native language (native speakers preferred)