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Current Tutor Needs

tutor needs2017 is racing by! There are many classes in session but still many opportunities for you to 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 ESL Classes

Tutors needed throughout the week

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

We're working to maximize our classroom space at Wilcrest, and have specific days and times we most need tutors. 

Please check the current needs to see where the openings match your availability. 

If you don't see anything that works for you right now, please check again soon! We update the schedule at least once a week so options will keep changing.

Questions?

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 ABE Classes

Tutors needed throughout the week

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

We're working to maximize our classroom space at Wilcrest, and have specific days and times we most need tutors. 

Please check the current needs to see where the openings match your availability. 

If you don't see anything that works for you right now, please check again soon! We update the schedule at least once a week so options will keep changing.

Questions?

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.

Bay Area - ESL CLasses

Tutors needed throughout the week

wilcrest esl

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

We're working to maximize our classroom space at Bay Area, and have specific days and times we most need tutors. 

Please check the current needs to see where the openings match your availability. 

Questions?

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

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

Bay Area ABE Classes

Tutors needed throughout the week

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

We're working to maximize our classroom space at Bay Area, and have specific days and times we most need tutors. 

Please check the current needs to see where the openings match your availability. 

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 Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

Wilcrest Supplemental Class

Conversation Class on the Theme of the Month

conversationEvery month at Literacy Advance we focus on a different them. in April, we're focusing on banking.

Classes take place: Weekdays, daytimes OR evenings (schedule to be finalized in consultation with tutor)

Time commitment: 4 weeks (8 x 2-hour lessons)

Start: See above (flexible)

End: See above (flexible)

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 Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

Wilcrest Supplemental Class

Communication at Work

conversationThis class uses the popular EASY at Work DVD series. Each short video shows students the language and cultural norms of the American workplace, and content can then be practiced using worksheets and conversation activities.

Classes take place: Weekdays, evenings (schedule to be finalized in consultation with tutor)

Time commitment: 4 weeks (8 x 2-hour lessons)

Start: See above (flexible)

End: See above (flexible)

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 Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

Wilcrest Supplemental Class

Resume-Writing and Job Preparedness

classHelp students understand the requirements and format of a US resume, and learn some job search terminology. If time permits, practice inerview skills and discuss the expectations of an American workplace.

Classes take place: Weekdays, mornings OR afternoons (schedule to be finalized in consultation with tutor)

Time commitment: 4 weeks (8 x 2-hour lessons)

Start: See above (flexible)

End: See above (flexible)

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 Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

Bay Area - Supplemental Class

Basic computer literacy

computer classesHelp students who need a basic introduction to computers. Plain language materials available to help you prepare your lessons.

Classes take place: Fridays, 10am - 12:30pm OR Tuesdays, 6pm - 8:30pm

Time commitment: 4 - 6 weeks (4 - 6 x 2.5-hour lessons, depending on your availability)

Start: April (flexible date)

End: Depends on above (flexible)

Questions?

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

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