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Current Tutor Needs

tutor needs2017 is going to be our best year ever. We want YOU to be part of it!

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?
Get in touch with Heather, the Wilcrest Program Manager, or Maxine, the Volunteer Manager, to find out more.

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?
Get in touch with Heather, the Wilcrest Program Manager, or Maxine, the Volunteer Manager, to find out more.

Bay Area - ESL CLasses

Spring semester starting now

wilcrest esl

We're starting spring semester classes NOW at our Bay Area campus. 

In order to finish before the summer, 16-week classes must start by the week of January 30, and 12-week classes must start by the week of February 20.

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?
Get in touch with Enedina, the Bay Area Program Manager, or Maxine, the Volunteer Manager, to find out more.

Bay Area ABE Classes

Spring semester starting now

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

In order to finish before the summer, 16-week classes must start by the week of January 30, and 12-week classes must start by the week of February 20.

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?
Get in touch with Enedina, the Bay Area Program Manager, or Maxine, the Volunteer Manager, to find out more.

Wilcrest Supplemental Class

Basic Computer Literacy

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

Classes take place: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm - 8pm

Time commitment: 4 - 6 weeks (8 - 12 x 2-hour lessons, depending on your availability)

Start: Monday evening, March (flexible)

End: Depends on above (flexible)

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: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9am - 11am OR 10am - 12pm (evening option also available: 6pm - 8pm)

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

Start: Tuesday morning OR evening (flexible)

End: Depends on above (flexible)

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: Mondays, 12pm - 2pm

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

Start: Monday afternoon, March (flexible)

End: Depends on above (flexible)

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.

Outreach ESL classes

Tutor needed for Thursday afternoon class

outreach eslClasses take place: Thursdays, 1pm – 4pm

Time commitment: 16 weeks (16 x 3-hour lessons)

Start: March 2

End: June 15

Location: Amaanah Refugee Services - see this location on a map

Class level: Beginner/Intermediate

If you’re a trained Literacy Advance tutor and you think you can help, please contact Khushboo, the Outreach 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 - 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: March (flexible)

End: Depends on above (flexible)

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

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

Wilcrest - Document Help, Online Help

Morning, afternoon, & evening tutors needed

Needed by: Ongoing need

wilcrest computerAdults with limited literacy or English skills still have to function in the world. Documents and forms – whether online or in paper format – can be really baffling to someone struggling to understand written English. It’s not an option to just push the form aside and not deal with it, but many of our students don’t have anywhere to go for help. That’s where this role comes in.

When a student is having trouble with an online form (often a job application) or an important document of another type (such as a school report card, official letters, DPS paperwork, and much more) we want to be able to provide confidential one-on-one help for that student. We need volunteers willing to meet with a student at Literacy Advance and help them learn how to complete an online form, or fill out other paperwork. Most meetings last one hour or less.

Read a full role description here.

Time commitment: Flexible

If you’re a trained Literacy Advance tutor and you think you can help, 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.

Wilcrest - Computer Coach

Morning, afternoon, & evening tutors needed

Needed by: Ongoing need

wilcrest computer coach roleMany students come to Literacy Advance with little or no experience of using a computer. Some want to master specific basic skills, such as setting up and using an email account, using Office software, or browsing the internet; others want to become familiar with certain software, practice English or reading online, or other activities.

We hold classes on computer-related topics, but also want to offer students extra support and some flexible and personal assistance, where they can have guidance and help with their questions in a more casual environment.

Read a full role description here.

Time commitment: Flexible

If you’re a trained Literacy Advance tutor and you think you can help, 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.

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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