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Tutor Needs Right Now

tutorOur fall semester is well and truly underway! The last day of classes in this semester will be December 22.

There are still ways to get involved! See below for options and where we need you most.  

To volunteer, or for further information on any of these needs, please send us an email: tutor@literacyadvance.org or 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.

 

Wilcrest: ESL Classes

Tutors needed throughout the week

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

Our fall semester ends on December 22. The spring semester will begin on January 14. 

It's time to schedule your spring class! Check here for current openings.

Questions?
Please start by contacting Courtney, our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Wilcrest: Conversation Class

Conversation Class on the Theme of the Month

conversationEvery month at Literacy Advance we focus on a different theme. In November, the theme is Libraries. Take a look at the table here for some ideas to make your classes fun! (Theme of the Month goes on a break until 2019, but we'll be back in February for the Taxes theme.)

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 Courtney, our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Wilcrest: 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 Courtney, our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Bay Area: ESL Classes

Tutors needed throughout the week

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

Our fall semester ends on December 22. The spring semester will begin on January 15.

Questions?
Please start by contacting Courtney, our Volunteer Coordinator.

  

Bay Area: Conversation/Waiting Classes

Evening Conversation Class

We've had great success with a special Conversation Class at Bay Area.

These classes are open to students on the wait list, along with students who are in class but want extra conversation practice.

And they're a great option for tutors who can't commit to the 12 or 16 weeks of a regular class, because you can sign up for lessons here and there as suits your schedule.

Time commitment:
Once per week for 6 - 8 weeks (2-hour lessons)

Day of the week: 
Tuesday

Questions?
Start by contacting Courtney, our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Waller: ESL Classes

Tutors needed throughout the week

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

Our fall semester ends on December 22. The spring semester will begin on January 15.

Questions?
Please start by contacting Courtney, our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

All Sites: Substitute Tutors

Flexible volunteer tutors needed everywhere!

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, we need you! We have a lot of requests for substitutes right now.

Students often wait months for a class, and consistency is very important. When the regular tutor can’t come, we always want to find a qualified substitute to keep the class going. Generally, the regular tutor will leave a lesson plan or activities to do in class.

Please let us know if you can help (classes added regularly so please check back for new dates):

ABE Tutors

There are no current needs for ABE substitute tutors!

ESL Tutors

There are no current needs for ESL substitute tutors!

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