Application: ESL Tutoring: Community Literacy
PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY so you understand the volunteer position you are applying for. If you have questions please call Shawn at (608) 244-3911 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our literacy programs serve adults, so we are only able to accept adults (18+) as volunteers. We also require our volunteer tutors to:
- Be reliable, patient, and kind
- Speak, read, and write English fluently (all ESL tutoring is done in English.)
- Have regular access to email and the internet
- Watch our orientation video and attend training before tutoring
- Reliably get themselves to their tutoring site *on time* every week
- Attend their assigned 2-hr tutoring session every week for an entire semester, with no more than two absences (excluding holidays)
Community Literacy is an ESL tutoring program, during which volunteers tutor one-on-one in a group setting the same time & place every week. For the duration of the semester, each tutor works with his/her assigned adult learner on English speaking, reading, and writing skills directly related to their needs. Every week lesson plans are provided for each tutor/learner pair by the class Intern, who is also there to support tutors and learners throughout the semester.
All new tutors accepted into this program are required to attend one of the scheduled Training sessions before the semester begins; we cannot offer alternative Training dates or one-on one Training before the semester starts. Training is held at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street).
Volunteers tutor during the following sessions (classes); some sessions are located far from downtown and reliable transportation is required. Weekly attendance is also required for the full semester; if you anticipate missing more than 2 sessions you do not qualify for this program.
If a session you are applying for is full, you will be added to our sub/wait list. Being on the sub/wait list means you will be called in to tutor either when someone is unable to attend, or take over for someone who needs to drop out. If you are called to take over for a tutor who has withdrawn, consistent attendance is also required: you must attend the assigned session every week (no more than 2 absences) over the duration of the semester. (If called into service you will also be removed from any other waiting list.)
Each tutoring session is two hours long and you commit to one session every week. Your choices:
- Monday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
- Tuesday mornings 10am-12noon at Literacy Network (Focus on Computer Literacy; tutors must be proficient in Microsoft Office)
- Tuesday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
- Tuesday nights, 6-8pm at Reach Dane (2096 Red Arrow Trail, Fitchburg)
- Wednesday mornings, 9-11am at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
- Wednesday nights, 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
- Thursday nights 6-8pm at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)(Focus on Workplace English; tutor must have bachelor's degree and experience in the workforce)
- Saturday mornings, 9-11am at Literacy Network (701 Dane Street)
Fields with blue headings are required. Demographic information is required but does not affect your qualification as a volunteer; we are merely required to provide (anonymous) demographic information of our volunteers to our funding agencies. The dates for our 2017 academic year are below.
(Jun 5-Aug 26)
Training: (choose one)
5:30-8:00pm Wed 5/31
or 9:00-11:30am Sat 6/3
(Sep 18-Dec 16)
Training: (choose one)
5:30-8:00pm Wed 9/13
or 9:00-11:30am Sat 9/16
Completing an application does not guarantee you a spot in our program; your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within a few weeks. Thank you for applying to tutor with Literacy Network!
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