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Current Tutor Needs

tutor needsWe need YOU! It's fall and things are getting busier... can you help?

To volunteer, or for further information on any of these needs, please contact our Volunteer Manager: 713.266.8777 or tutor@literacyadvance.org.

Below are our current volunteer tutor needs. Click on any heading to be taken to a longer description, or scroll down the page to see more.

Wilcrest - ABE CLasses

Morning, afternoon, & evening tutors needed

abe classNeeded by: Ongoing need

Some of our waiting ABE students are getting discouraged. They so much want to learn, but have been waiting for a long time. Could you help a student start a class?

Current room availability:
Monday mornings
Monday afternoons
Monday evenings
Tuesday evenings
Wednesday afternoons
Wednesday evenings
Thursday afternoons
Thursday evenings
Friday mornings
Saturday mornings
Saturday afternoons

Highest priority (we have more than 50 students waiting at these times!): Monday mornings, Monday evenings, Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings, Thursday evenings, Friday mornings, Saturday mornings, Saturday afternoons.

Time commitment:
12 weeks (24 x 2-hour lessons)
OR
16 weeks (16 x 3-hour lessons)

If you’re a trained Literacy Advance tutor and you think you can help, please contact Heather, the Wilcrest Program Manager.

If you want to help but have not yet been trained at Literacy Advance, please start by contacting Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

Wilcrest - ESL Classes

Morning, afternoon, & evening tutors needed

esl classNeeded by: Ongoing need

We want to help a record number of students at Wilcrest over 2016! Could you help some students start a class this fall?

Current room availability:
Monday mornings
Monday afternoons
Monday evenings
Tuesday mornings
Tuesday afternoons
Wednesday afternoons
Wednesday evenings
Thursday mornings
Thursday afternoons
Friday mornings

Highest priority (we have more than 170 students waiting at these times!): Monday mornings, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday evenings, Thursday mornings, Friday mornings

Time commitment:
12 weeks (24 x 2-hour lessons)
OR
16 weeks (16 x 3-hour lessons)

If you’re a trained Literacy Advance tutor and you think you can help, please contact Heather, the Wilcrest Program Manager.

If you want to help but have not yet been trained at Literacy Advance, please start by contacting Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

ALL SITES - Substitute Tutors

Outreach, Bay Area, Wilcrest

outreach eslNeeded by: Ongoing need

Sometimes tutors need to miss a class.  Sometimes this is last-minute, in an emergency; other times we know in advance and can plan. Either way, we need substitutes ready to step in and help ensure that classes continue without interruption.

Substitute tutors can say NO at any time! Being a substitute means you're on a list to be called if necessary. When we call, if the time, date, or location we need doesn't suit you, just tell us, and we'll call the next person.

The regular tutor usually will provide a lesson plan, or we can help you pre-plan class activities.

We are trying to grow our substitute list for all our sites - our Outreach partners, our Bay Area campus, and our Wilcrest campus.

If you want to help in this very important way, please start by contacting Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

Wilcrest - Communication at Work Classes

3-week commitment; 12 hours of tutoring

conversationNeeded by: Ongoing

Many students want to improve their communication and soft skills in the workplace. Our Communication at Work classes help students improve their English communication and soft skills for employment, using a great DVD-based resource. Can you help?

Time commitment: 3 weeks (6 x 2-hour lessons)

Read a role description for this volunteer opportunity.

If you’re a trained Literacy Advance tutor and you think you can help, please contact Diana, the Literacy Advance Transition Coach.

If you want to help but have not yet been trained at Literacy Advance, please start by contacting Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

NOTE: We’re planning to start more Communication at Work classes throughout the year. If you’re interested in tutoring these classes but you're not available right now, please contact Diana anyway so we can start planning the next Communication at Work classes!

Wilcrest - Supplemental Classes

Morning, afternoon, & evening tutors needed

substituteNeeded by: Throughout 2016

We have a robust schedule of supplemental classes at Literacy Advance, designed to add extra detail or focus on different skill areas than regular classes.

Supplemental classes are of shorter duration - between 1 and 8 lessons is usual - so can be a great option for a volunteer who can't commit to a 48-hour class session over 12 or 16 weeks.

Topics include resume-writing, conversation for English learners, computer literacy, and more.

Tutors needed right now for: Resume Classes, and Basic Computer Classes

Classes take place:
Monday - Saturday (various start times available)

Time commitment:
Very flexible! Tell us your availability and we'll start from there.

If you’re a trained Literacy Advance tutor and you think you can help with a supplemental class, please contact Diana, the Transition Coach.

If you want to help but have not yet been trained at Literacy Advance, please start by contacting Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

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