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Math Tutors for Adult Learners Needed! Basic Skills to Geometry (No experience needed)

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ORGANIZATION: Adult Literacy Services, Sacramento Public Library

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Hello, and thank you for your interest!

Are you patient, humble, and able to easily simplify concepts in a respectful way? Do you love showing people how math applies to everyday life and work?
If yes, then becoming a Math tutor in our program may be a good fit for you!

No previous formal tutoring/teaching experience needed; program orientation and general tutor training provided. Tutors should already be confident in their own math skills and ability to explain concepts. Instructional materials, including workbooks and manipulatives, provided.

This opportunity is available in-person only at this time (in Sacramento County), at any of our 28 library branch locations. Current area of particular need: Natomas. But other areas needed as well.

Please note : Due to the time it takes to complete training and to find a learner who is a good match, this is not a quick-start opportunity, and we generally ask for a 6-month minimum commitment, unless a learner is able to meet their goal more quickly, such as passing an exam.

Learner goals may include things like improving math for work, such as for cashier functions, or a career training exam such as for an electrician apprenticeship, or to pass the GED/HiSET Math exam. Tutors should be willing and comfortable explaining foundational concepts up through Geometry.

Expectations Check

Skill Level: Most of our adult learners enter the program needing to review or solidify some basic math skills such as division and, especially, fractions.

Homework : Expectations for adult learners doing practice work (homework) in between sessions should not be what you might expect from a K-12 or college student. While extra practice is definitely important, generally these expectations should be lower to start with while learning about your tutee and developing trust, setting them up for a positive, successful experience.

Teaching or tutoring experience and academic knowledge, while valuable, will not necessarily go far in this program if the adult learner isn't comfortable, feels judged, or not respected and, thus, stops attending sessions. Therefore, our program is designed to be learner-centered, not teacher-centered. Since many adult learners in this program have had negative school experiences, even educational trauma, the most important skill or ability for this programis to be able to establish a positive rapport and trust with an adult learner from the first meeting.


Scheduling/Location:

  • 1-2 times weekly
  • 1-2 hours per session
  • Any of our 28 branches (depending on current learner needs), or other public place https://www.saclibrary.org/Locations
  • Current areas in need: Natomas in particular; also Arden-Arcade-Carmichael, Colonial Heights, Elk Grove-Valley Hi.

Training and materials are all provided free of charge to both tutors and learners.

Pre-service training and orientation is required before beginning tutoring; ongoing support is provided through tutor meetings and workshops as well as digital, self-study resources.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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About Adult Literacy Services, Sacramento Public Library

Location:

Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Adult Literacy Services is simple: Assist adults in improving their basic literacy skills, thereby empowering them to reach their full potential, create stronger families, and participate more fully in society.

Description

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Our tutoring program is learner-centered, based on each adult learner's personal, literacy-related goals
, such as write an email message, help a child with homework, get a better job, or get a driver license. Annually, we help about 250-350 learners improve their skills and reach their goals with the help of over 200 volunteer tutors who provide 15,000-20,000 instructional hours. Reading-writing and/or English language instructional materials are provided to assist the learner with skill development, but these should be complemented by additional real-life materials, resources, and other practice activities to help the learner achieve their personal goals. Tutors are not expected to stick to a set curriculum or timeline but instead are encouraged to be creative and learn what works best for their learner, and what motivates their learner.



CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

All Sacramento Public Libraries, service housed:Central LibrarySacramento, CA 95814

(38.58167,-121.49509)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Adult Education

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours/week
  • Tutor's math skills should already be strong. Training in math-specific content/concepts is not provided. Pre-service orientation and general tutor training is required before being matched with a learner. Basic computer skills.

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