Become an ESOL Tutor!

May 1, 2013 at 9:48 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

LCNV’s “each one, teach one” model provides an opportunity for volunteers to be the English instructors to our 1,500 adult learners each year.

Each ESOL Tutor is matched with an adult learner who seeks help learning to speak, understand, read and write English. Tutors and students set their own schedules to meet at least once a week for 90 minutes at any public location. In the process, tutors get to know someone they may not otherwise get to meet. This is a flexible, creative, and rewarding opportunity that does not require any previous experience!

Training over the course of three consecutive Saturdays is required and a one-time $50 fee applies. The training is specially designed to prepare new tutors to provide individualized, goal-orientated English instruction to their students. Beyond this initial training, volunteer tutors receive the added benefits of ongoing resources and support through LCNV’s in-services and workshops, and LCNV in-house Resource Library, with over 4,000 ESOL and literacy resources. In addition, our tutors are eligible to take any VALRC class for free.

Here are some recent reviews from volunteers who joined the ESOL Tutoring program earlier this year:

 “I am enjoying the workshop, and looking forward to attend the third session and begin tutoring an Iraqi woman whom they have matched me with. I hope that I’ll be able to help her become independent by improving her English language communication skills. Thanks for encouraging me to volunteer and for your help.” – Shahla

“I just wanted to tell you – heading into the last training session tomorrow – that it’s been terrific!  Each session and each presenter has been excellent, and the overall training curriculum is a model of balanced presentation & interaction…Now that I know more about LCNV and have met some of the staff, I’m even more excited than ever about working with you!” – Rayna

Join volunteers like Shahla and Rayna and sign up to be an ESOL Tutor today! Training begins this Saturday, May 4, and continues on May 11 and 18. There are over 80 eager students waiting for a dedicated tutor to help them reach their goals. You can make a real difference! Complete a Volunteer Application or contact volunteers@lcnv.org for more information.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Ruba Marshood Afzal, Director of Volunteers
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042
www.lcnv.org

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