WHAT WE DO: This program offers current students one-hour, private tutoring sessions with an APDC volunteer teacher (you!). Many of our students have participated in our program for some time, but need the opportunity to have additional conversation practice with someone outside the classroom.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
We have two opportunities for Virtual Tutors:
OPPORTUNITY #1: Virtual One-on-One Tutor
This volunteer may be asked to assist a student with a specific English need (e.g. pronunciation, reading, writing practice for the citizenship exam, normal conversation etc.)
Teachers can provide some materials to help the student practice. You will not be expected to procure books or materials, although you are welcome to collaborate with the teacher if you have materials you believe could be supportive.
OPPORTUNITY #2: Virtual Classroom Volunteer
This volunteer would sign in to regularly scheduled virtual classes and take teacher-appointed students into small groups for extra practice during class time.
Our regular classes are at the following times:
Monday-Thursday 9-11:30am, 12-2:30pm, 6-8pm
For our tutoring opportunities, you do not need to have formal teaching training, although of course that is only an asset! You will need a positive, creative attitude and must enjoy working patiently and respectfully with students from refugee and immigrant backgrounds. Must possess cultural competency and be willing to be adaptable to the student's need and ability during the session.
HOURS: Volunteers are able to determine their schedules and how many hours they would like to teach, but we do ask that volunteers commit to at least ten weeks for at least one class time or one-on-one session per week.
WHERE IS IT: Due to Covid-19, these sessions will occur entirely via Zoom. As of this posting, there will be NO in-person tutoring sessions. All of our students eligible for one-on-one tutoring have had experience logging into Zoom and should be able to connect with you that way.
If you need training on the Zoom platform, we can provide that.
The Asian Pacific Development Center is a community-based, nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1980 to serve the needs of a growing population of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA/PI) residents throughout Colorado. APDC operates a licensed Community Mental Health Clinic designated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, innovative Health Promotion and Youth Programs , and a multicultural Interpreters Bank . A trained professional staff provides Culturally Competent services that include: assessment and evaluation, individual and group counseling; case management services; victim assistance services; mentorship, after school, and youth leadership programs; health promotion; interpretation/translation services; as well as cultural competency training and consultation. Services provided are linguistically and culturally appropriate.
Our programs are organized through three major facets of APDC: Health and Wellness, Education and Advocacy. APDC provides culturally-proficient behavioral healthcare services, innovative community education and health promotion to those in need. APDC is the only multi-human service, multi-ethnic agency in Colorado that serves the Asian American/Pacific Islander population. APDC strives to bridge the needs of the community with resources in the various human service systems by providing mental health services (Colorado licensed mental health clinic), victim assistance services, youth programs (after-school, mentorship, leadership), health outreach and education (breast and cervical cancer outreach and prevention, tobacco use prevention, hepatitis B education and screening), health research, ESL/Citizenship classes, and a variety of other programs targeted at the Asian American/Pacific Islander community of Colorado.
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 6, 2021
Literacy / Reading
Teaching / Instruction
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Reading / Writing
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Ideally a 10 week committment, at least 1 hour per week. You can offer more if you have time and interest.
Strong committment to respecting people from other cultures. Patience and compassion.