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Tutor Needs Right Now

tutorThank you SO MUCH for your commitment to students this semester. Believe it or not, many classes are already more than halfway through their 48-hour commitment and we’re starting to look ahead to the summer semester.

If you’re currently leading a class, Courtney will be in touch with you soon to ask about your summer preferences. To start planning, you can take a look at our options below. If you’re thinking about a summer 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 spring semester began on January 14. The summer semester will begin on  May 3, with start dates possible through late May. 

Check here for options in the summer semester.

Questions?
Please start by contacting Courtney, our 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 March is Houston.  (Looking ahead - the April theme is Money & Banking.)

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, beginning on or around April 8. 

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 Courtney, our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

special Classes for Parents

Help parents and grandparents prepare for summer break

We know that many of our students are caregivers, and they will take a break from classes when their children and grandchildren are out of school. We need your help to give students more English practice throughout March and April, while they're still with us!  

These are our greatest needs for classes, but we know there are many other options. If you're interested in a Special Class for Parents 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: Vocabulary for Parents
Days:
Tuesday & Thursday
Time:
9am - 11am
Start:
Tuesday, April 9
End:
Thursday, May 23
Total lessons:
14

Class: Conversation for Parents 
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm 
Start: Monday, April 29
End: Wednesday, May 22
Total lessons: 8

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 Courtney, our 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
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Start: Tuesday, April 9
End: Thursday, May 23
Total lessons: 14

Class: Pronunciation for Low Beginning ESL, High Beginning ESL
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Start: Monday, April 15
End: Wednesday, May 22
Total lessons: 12

Class: Pronunciation for Low Intermediate ESL
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Start: Monday, May 13
End: Wednesday, May 22
Total lessons: 4

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 Courtney, our Volunteer Coordinator.

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, beginning by late March. 

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 Courtney, our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

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 Courtney, our 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):

ABE Tutors

There are no current needs for ABE substitutes! Please check back.

ESL Tutors

Class: High Intermediate ESL
Date: March 14, 2019
Day: Thursday
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Class: High Intermediate ESL
Date: March 15, 2019
Day: Friday
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Class: Low Intermediate ESL
Date: March 19, 2019
Day: Tuesday
Time: 12pm - 3pm

Class: High Intermediate ESL
Date: March 20, 2019
Day: Wednesday
Time: 9am - 11am

Class: Low Beginning ESL
Date: April 10, 2019
Day: Wednesday
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Class: Low Intermediate ESL
Date: April 27, 2019
Day: Saturday
Time: 12pm - 3pm

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