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Current Tutor Needs

tutor needs2017 is here! And we're getting ready for our best year ever. We want YOU to be part of it!

Would you like to tutor  in January or February of this year? Now's the time to get in touch! See information below.

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.

All Sites - ABE & ESL CLasses

We want to hear from you!

abe class

Will you be ready to start with a new class, either ABE or ESL, in January or February?

If so, we want to hear from you as soon as possible!

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

The earlier you get in touch about classes next year, the sooner we can organize scheduling and other details (and it may help you get your choice of rooms or times...). We'd love to hear from you!

If you’re a trained Literacy Advance tutor and you can help at Wilcrest, please contact Heather, the Wilcrest Program Manager.

If you’re a trained Literacy Advance tutor and you can help at Bay Area, please contact Enedina, the Bay Area Program Manager.
NOTE: If you want to tutor a 16-week class in the spring of 2017 at Bay Area, the last week to start the class is the week of January 30.
If you want to tutor a 12-week class in the spring of 2017 at Bay Area, the last week to start the class is the week of February 20.

If you’re a trained Literacy Advance tutor and you can help at an Outreach site or at Waller, 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.

Outreach ESL classes

Tutor needed for Saturday morning class

outreach eslClasses take place: Saturdays, 10am – 1pm

Start: February (exact date TBD)

End: June (exact date TBD)

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.

Outreach ESL Classes

Tutor needed for Monday/Wednesday evening class

outreach eslClasses take place: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6pm – 8pm

Start: Monday, January 30

End: Wednesday, April 19

Location: Crosswalk Outreach Center of West Houston - see this location on a map

Class level: Beginner

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.

Outreach ESL CLasses

Tutor needed for Tuesday/Thursday evening class

outreach eslClasses take place: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6pm – 8pm

Start: Tuesday, January 24

End: Thursday, April 13

Location: IEDA Relief - 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.

Outreach ESL Classes

Tutor needed for Tuesday/Thursday morning class

Outreach ESL

Classes take place: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am - 11am

Start: February 7

End: May 4

Location: Cedar Brook Elementary School - see this location on a map.

Class level: 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.

Outreach ESL Classes

Tutor needed for Tuesday/Thursday morning class

Outreach ESL

Classes take place: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am - 11am

Start: February (exact date TBD)

End: May (exact date TBD)

Location: Sherman Elementary School - see this location on a map.

Class level: 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.

Outreach ESL Classes

Tutor needed for Monday/Wednesday morning class

Outreach ESL

Classes take place: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am - 11am

Start: February (exact date TBD)

End: May (exact date TBD)

Location: Terrace Elementary School - see this location on a map.

Class level: 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.

Wilcrest - Supplemental Classes

Morning, afternoon, & evening tutors needed

substituteNeeded by: Throughout 2017

We have a robust schedule of supplemental classes at Literacy Advance, designed to add extra detail or focus on different skill areas than regular classes.

Supplemental classes are of shorter duration - between 1 and 8 lessons is usual - so can be a great option for a volunteer who can't commit to a 48-hour class session over 12 or 16 weeks.

Topics include resume-writing, conversation for English learners, computer literacy, and more.

Tutors needed in the New Year for: Resume Classes, and Basic Computer Classes

Classes take place:
Monday - Saturday (various start times available)

Time commitment:
Very flexible! Tell us your availability and we'll start from there.

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

Bay Area - Supplemental Classes

Morning, afternoon, & evening tutors needed

substituteNeeded by: Throughout 2017

We want to increase our supplemental classes at Bay Area in 2017. Supplemental classes are designed to add extra detail or focus on different skill areas than regular classes.

Supplemental classes are of shorter duration - between 1 and 8 lessons is usual - so can be a great option for a volunteer who can't commit to a 48-hour class session over 12 or 16 weeks.

Tutors needed in the New Year for: Work Readiness Conversation Classes (covering topics like interview skills, communication in the workplace, etc), and Basic Computer Classes. Materials provided!

Classes take place:
Monday - Thursday (various start times available)

Time commitment:
Very flexible! Tell us your availability and we'll start from there.

If you’re a trained Literacy Advance tutor and you think you can help with a supplemental class, 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 - 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.

Wilcrest - Communication at Work Classes

3-week commitment; 12 hours of tutoring

conversationNeeded by: Ongoing

Many students want to improve their communication and soft skills in the workplace. Our Communication at Work classes help students improve their English communication and soft skills for employment, using a great DVD-based resource. Can you help?

Time commitment: 3 weeks (6 x 2-hour lessons)

Read a role description for this volunteer opportunity.

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.

NOTE: We’re planning to start more Communication at Work classes throughout the year. If you’re interested in tutoring these classes but you're not available right now, please contact Diana anyway so we can start planning the next Communication at Work classes!

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