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Tutor Needs Right Now

tutorThank you SO MUCH for your commitment to students this semester. Many spring classes have concluded, and we're looking ahead to the summer semester.

If you’re currently leading a class, Sara will be in touch with you soon to ask about your summer preferences. To start planning, you can take a look at options below. If you’re thinking about a fall class: thank you, in advance!

To get involved in any of the opportunities listed below, or for further information on any of these needs, please send us an email: tutor@literacyadvance.org or  call us: 713.266.8777.

Click on any item in the list below to be taken to a longer description, or scroll down the page to see more.

 

ESL Classes

Tutors needed throughout the week

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

The summer semester began on May 3, with start dates possible through late May. There's still time to confirm your summer class!

Check here for options in the summer semester.

Questions?
Please start by contacting Sara, the Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Conversation Class

Conversation Class on the Theme of the Month

conversationThroughout the year at MAM Literacy Advance, we follow a  Theme of the Month calendar. The theme for May is Housing.  (Looking ahead - the June theme is Jobs.)

We try to hold Conversation Classes each month, focused on that month's theme. Flexible days and times, and shorter time commitments (usually 2 - 4 weeks per class session).

Classes take place: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoon, or Friday morning.

Time commitment: 2 - 4 weeks (2-hour lessons)

Flexible start and end dates. 

Questions?
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 Sara.

 

Basic Computer Skills

Help students build digital literacy skills

Basic Computer Skills classes cover a wide range of foundational information, including typing, using email, searching the Internet, and basic Microsoft Office use. ESL students enrolling in the Basic Computer Skills classes are at least intermediate level speakers, so all classes are taught in English.

Class: Basic Computer Skills
Day: Monday
Time: 9am - 11am

Class: Basic Computer Skills
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 9am - 11am

Class: Internet Safety for Parents
Day: Saturday
Time: 9am - 12pm

Questions?
If you’re a trained Literacy Advance tutor and you're ready to 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 Sara, the Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Emergency Weather Preparedness

Help Houstonians stay safe during Hurricane Season

Houstonians are not strangers to weather-related emergencies! However, many of our students are newcomers and may be unfamiliar with our natural hazards, including hurricanes. Every summer, we prioritize many Emergency Weather Preparedness classes to equip students with the skills and knowledge to keep their families safe during disaster season. We hope you will help!

These are our greatest needs for classes, but we know there are many other options. If you're interested in leading an Emergency Weather Preparedness class on a different day and time, please be in touch! We'll work with you to find a class and schedule that is a best fit for you and students. 

Class: Emergency Weather Preparedness
Days: 
Monday & Wednesday
Time:
11:30am - 1:30pm

Class: Emergency Weather Preparedness 
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 6pm - 8pm 

Questions?
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 Sara, the Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Vocabulary for Beginners

Tutors needed for a popular Beginner Level special class

Beginner Level ESL students often tell us that they're eager to grow their English vocabulary on a range of subjects. In this class, you'll be introducing students to many new words and working through lots of conversation activities to help them practice. 

Days: 
Monday & Wednesday
Time:
11:30am - 1:30pm

Day: Saturday
Time: 12pm - 3pm

Questions?
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 Sara, the Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Pronunciation Classes

Tutors needed for a popular special class

Students consistently tell us that pronunciation classes are some of the most helpful to ensuring that they are understood through accents. Pronunciation classes emphasize clear speech, not accent reduction. Will you help start a new class this semester to provide more students with this important experience?

Class: Pronunciation for Low Intermediate ESL, High Intermediate ESL
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Class: Pronunciation for Low Beginning ESL, High Beginning ESL
Day: Friday
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Can you help? 
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 Sara.

Communication at Work

Tutors needed for job readiness classes throughout the week

One of our most popular job readiness classes is Communication at Work. The class is comprised of 12 different modules, and we need your help to lead them! You're a good fit for this class if you have work experience from any industry or background.

Time commitment: 4 - 6 weeks (twice per week, 2-hour lessons)

Classes take place: Your choice of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoon.

Flexible start and end dates. 

Questions?
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 Sara.

 

Substitute Tutors

Flexible volunteer tutors needed!

Even with the best planning, sometimes tutors have to miss a class. Sometimes we have a bit of notice; other times it's last-minute (like an illness, car trouble, or similar).

Either way, we RELY on our group of flexible, committed volunteer tutors who can step up to substitute for a fellow tutor in need.

Will you put your name on the list?

Here's how it works:

  • A tutor completes a form to let us know that they'll have to miss a class (or, in an emergency situation, calls us the day before or even an hour or two before class is due to begin).
  • Literacy Advance staff contact our trusty list of substitutes to find a match. You won't always be able to cover every class we ask you about - and that's OK! The longer the list, the more chance we have of finding a match.

Can you help? Please start by contacting Sara, the Volunteer Coordinator.

AND:

If you're already on the subs list, please let us know if you can help with any of the dates below (classes added regularly so please check back for new dates).

ESL Tutors

Class: Advanced English 1
Date: Tuesday, May 28
Time: 9am - 11am

Class: High Beginning ESL
Date: Wednesday, May 29
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Class: Advanced English 1
Date: Thursday, May 30
Time: 9am - 11am

Class: High Intermediate ESL
Date: Monday, June 10
Time: 9am - 11am

Class: High Intermediate ESL
Date: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 9am - 11am

Class: High Intermediate ESL
Date: Monday, June 24
Time: 9am - 11am

Class: High Intermediate ESL
Date: Wednesday, June 26
Time: 9am - 11am

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