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Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area

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LVMont volunteer tutors help adults acquire the literacy and English language skills that empower them to realize their goals. By improving their basic skills through tutoring, adults are better able to meet life's challenges, be self-sufficient, provide for their families, help their children with homework, read a daily newspaper, enjoy more independence and gain self-confidence. We ask volunteers to commit to tutoring their student for 2 hours per week for 9 to 12 months.

This is a 12-hour online training that will prepare volunteer tutors to work with an adult English language learner. There are 12 hours spent synchronously together in Zoom, and there is additional asynchronous work done between the synchronous sessions. LVMont provides a textbook and binder of materials, which will need to be picked up before the first session. Prospective volunteers must complete an application beforehand.

For more information, see our Web site, www.lvmonta.org, or contact Amy West at prog,coord@lvmonta.org or call 978-343-8184.

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About Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area

Location:

610 Main St., c/o Fitchburg Public Library, Fitchburg, MA 01420, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area believes that the ability to read and write is critical to personal freedom and the maintenance of a democratic society. Our mission, therefore, is to promote increased adult literacy in the Montachusett Area through the use of professionally trained and supported volunteers. Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area provides FREE, student-centered, private and confidential instruction to adults with literacy skills below the sixth grade level, and support services for volunteers and learners. Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area also collaborates with individuals, groups and organizations desiring to foster increased literacy.

Description

Our services provide individual tutoring in the North Central MA region (26 cities and Towns). Tutors and students meet at a time and place that is convenient for each match. Libraries are usually the ideal meeting place due to the availability of quiet areas and unlimited resources.

Tutors are professionally trained before being matched with a student. The trainings are held about three times a year.

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Mon Oct 04, 2021 - Mon Oct 25, 2021
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 hours of online training with assignments between sessions: 6 2.5-hour sessions; afterwards, work with student 2 hours/week for 9-12 months
  • High school diploma or equivalency, or higher; application required

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