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Tutor Needs Right Now

tutorThe summer semester is underway, but you still have options - including getting in early for the fall.

To volunteer, or for further information on any of these needs, please send us an email: 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.

 

Wilcrest: ESL Classes

Tutors needed throughout the week

Time commitment:
12 weeks (24 x 2-hour lessons) or
16 weeks (16 x 3-hour lessons)

We're getting ready for our fall semester to begin on August 27!

Please check the current needs to see where the openings match your availability. 

Questions?
Please start by contacting Colleen, our Academic & Transition Services Director.

 

Wilcrest: Supplemental Class

Basic Computer Class, Saturday mornings

computerClasses take place: Saturdays 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  contact Colleen, our Academic & Transition Services Director.

 

Wilcrest: Conversation Class

Conversation Class on the Theme of the Month

conversationEvery month at Literacy Advance we focus on a different theme. In July, the theme is Getting Ready for School. Take a look at the table here for some ideas to make your classes fun! (To help you plan, the August theme is Shopping & Restaurants).

Classes take place: Weekday afternoons 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 Colleen, our Academic & Transition Services Director.

 

Wilcrest: Communication at Work

Tutors needed for Job Readiness classes throughout the week

One of our most popular Job Readiness classes is Communication at Work. The class is comprised of 12 different modules, and we need your help to lead them! You're a good fit for this class if you have work experience from any industry or background!

Time commitment: 4 - 6 weeks (twice per week, 2 hour lessons)

Classes take place: Your choice of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday afternoon. 

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 Colleen, our Academic & Transition Services Director.

 

Bay Area: ESL Classes

Tutors needed throughout the week

Time commitment:
12 weeks (24 x 2-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?
Please start by contacting Colleen, our Academic & Transition Services Director.

 

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: Fall Semester

Questions?
Please start by contacting Colleen, our Academic & Transition Services Director.

 

Bay Area: Conversation/Waiting Classes

Evening Conversation Class

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.

Time commitment:
Once per week for 6 - 8 weeks (2-hour lessons)

Days of the week: 
Tuesday

Questions?
Start by contacting Colleen, our Academic & Transition Services Director.

 

Waller: ESL Classes

Tutors needed throughout the week

Time commitment:
12 weeks (24 x 2-hour lessons)

We're working to maximize our classroom space at Waller, 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 Colleen, our Academic & Transition Services Director.

 

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 Colleen, our Academic & Transition Services Director.

 

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 Colleen, our Academic & Transition Services Director.

 

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 Colleen, our Academic & Transition Services Director.

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 (classes added regularly):

ABE Tutors

There are no current substitute needs! 

ESL Tutors

What class? Low Beginning ESL
When? Thursday, August 9
What time? 9 am - 11 am
Where? Wilcrest

What class? Low Beginning ESL
When? Tuesday, August 14
What time? 9 am - 11 am
Where? Wilcrest

What class? Low Beginning ESL
When? Thursday, August 16
What time? 9 am - 11 am
Where? Wilcrest

What class? Low Intermediate ESL
When? Tuesday, August 21
What time? 6 pm - 8 pm
Where? Wilcrest 

What class? Low Intermediate ESL
When? Thursday, August 23
What time? 6 pm - 8 pm
Where? Wilcrest

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