Pleasanton Library Seeks Reading Tutors
Posted On: August 24, 2011 at 6:00 AM
August 27, 2011
Saturday 1pm - 4pm
The Pleasanton Public Library needs adult volunteers to provide free English tutoring to adults who want to improve reading, writing, and conversation skills. Adults come to the library’s literacy program – Project Read- with a variety of goals. They want to learn to read to their children, meet their neighbors, take the GED, or improve their job skills.
What it means to be a tutor:
• You should be fluent in American English but not necessarily a native speaker!
• You should be able to devote a consistent hour or two weekly for a prolonged period of time!
Vacations and holidays are exempted of course. Students depend on a consistent presence since it usually involves childcare or other family considerations.
Most ESL students come with some English skills or even attended college in their home country. Native born students who cannot read sometimes moved constantly, or were illiterate in two languages. Whatever the case, they have made a big commitment and have taken the first step to learn to read or to learn English. You will be their connection to learning to read or being fluent in English.
• You must be willing to attend training prior to agreeing to meet with a student!
The Literacy Project requires training of tutors in the basics of assessing learners, tutoring techniques, and library resources for the program. You must attend this session prior to being assigned a student. The next Tutor Training Class is on Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 1pm to 4pm.
Countless! You help someone to read or learn English who is eager for your help. You establish a relationship with someone from the community you might never have met before and learn about a new culture. You learn to look at the richness of your own country, language and culture in a different way, through different eyes and ears.
Overall value: Priceless!
Please call or email to register for the Project Read orientation.
For more information, email email@example.com or call Penny Johnson, 931-3405.
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