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Tutor Needs Right Now

tutorThe Spring Semester is underway, but there are still options to get involved right now. 

And we're looking ahead to the Summer Semester! Find details here.

To volunteer, or for further information on any of these needs, please contact our Volunteer Manager: 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.

 

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 Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

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 with one of these lessons:

ABE Tutors

When? Mondays, April  23, 30 (2 remaining classes)
What time? 5pm – 8pm
Where? Wilcrest

When? Monday, May 15
What time? 12pm – 3pm
Where? Wilcrest

When? Monday, May 23
What time? 12pm – 3pm
Where? Wilcrest

 

ESL Tutors

What level? Low Intermediate
When? Saturday, April 28
What time? 12pm – 3pm
Where? Wilcrest

Waiting Class (ESL)

What level? Mixed Ability
When? Saturday, April 28
What time? 11am – 1pm
Where? Wilcrest

 

Wilcrest: New BurlingtonEnglish Class

Special new computer-based curriculum

The BurlingtonEnglish curriculum and software combines academic and workforce readiness skills which actively engage and prepare students for further education and job training, and ultimately, to succeed in their careers.

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

Time commitment: 6 weeks (2-hour lessons)

Start and end dates: Flexible. We are aiming to start this class in April.

Other information: We are looking for trained tutors to lead our first English class using the BurlingtonEnglish software. If you are a trained  Literacy Advance tutor, comfortable working with computers and technology, and available to be trained in April to use BurlingtonEnglish in the classroom, please contact Diana, the Literacy Advance Transition Coach.

 

 

Bay Area: Basic Computer Skills Class

Friday mornings

Time commitment: Once per week for 4 or 6 weeks, 2 hours per class

Days of the week: Friday

Time of day: 10 am – 12 pm

Start date: Flexible

Questions?
Please start by contacting Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

 

Waller: Basic Computer Skills Class

Weekday mornings

Time commitment: Once per week for 4 or 6 weeks, 2 hours per class

Days of the week: Your choice of Monday or Wednesday

Time of day: 10 am – 12 pm

Start date: Flexible

Questions?
Please start by contacting Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

 

Waller: Conversation Class

Choice of days and times

Time commitment: Once or twice per week for 6 weeks, 2 hours per class

Day of the week: Your choice of Wednesday or Friday
Time of day: 10 am – 12 pm
Start date: Flexible

OR

Day of the week: Your choice of Tuesday or Thursday
Time of day: 6 pm – 8 pm
Start date: Flexible

Questions?
Please start by contacting Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

 

Wilcrest: ABE Computer Class

Weekday afternoons

Classes take place: Weekdays from 12pm – 2pm

Time commitment: 4 or 6 weeks (2-hour lessons)

Start date: Mid-April

End date: Flexible

Questions?
Please start by contacting Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

 

Wilcrest: Pronunciation Class

Weekday evenings

Time commitment: Once per week for 4 - 6 weeks (4 - 6 x 2-hour lessons)

OR

Twice per week for 4 - 6 weeks (8 - 12 x 2-hour lessons)

Days of the week: Your choice of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

Time of day: Evenings (2-hour lessons between 6pm and 8pm)

Questions?
Please start by contacting Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

 

Bay Area: Conversation/Waiting Classes

Tutors needed, especially in the evening

We've had great success in recent months 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.

Classes are set to start in April, and we're hoping to have classes both in the day and in the evening:

Daytimes, one day a week, one x 2-hour class between 9am & 2pm;
Evenings, one day a week, one x 2-hour class between 6pm & 8:30pm.

We have particular need for tutors on weekday evenings, but if you have any interest in this opportunity (you can see we're flexible!), please contact Enedina Jasso, our Bay Area Program Manager to talk options: 281.282.6032, or ejasso@literacyadvance.org.

 

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. 

Questions?
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 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.

 

Wilcrest: Supplemental Class

Basic Computer Class, Friday mornings

computerClasses take place: Fridays, 9am - 11am

Time commitment: 4 weeks (4 x 2-hour lessons) OR 6 weeks (6 x 2-hour lessons) -  schedule to be finalized in consultation with tutor

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: Conversation Class

Conversation Class on the Theme of the Month

conversationEvery month at Literacy Advance we focus on a different theme. In April, the theme is Money & Banking. Take a look at the table here for some ideas to make your classes fun! (To help you plan, the May theme is Housing).

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

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 Maxine, our Volunteer Manager.

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