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Literacy Volunteer Tutor, Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts at the Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

Would you like to get teaching experience working with adults? Literacy Volunteers of MA at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell trains volunteers who provide free, confidential and individualized or small group tutoring to adults in basic literacy and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Literacy volunteers help adults acquire the literacy and English language skills that empower them to realize their goals. By improving their basic skills through tutoring, adults are able be self-sufficient, help their children with homework, read a daily newspaper, enjoy more independence and gain self-confidence.

Our volunteers must attend a 2-hour information session and an 18-hour training before being matched with a student. We ask volunteers to commit to tutoring this student for 2 hours per week for 9 to 12 months. During this time you come to understand the student's strengths and the particular challenges they face, so that you can prepare lessons to match their needs and goals.

Our next ESOL Volunteer Tutor Training begins on Monday, October 23 at 8:45am in Lowell. You must attend a Volunteer Information Session on either Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 or Thursday, Oct 19,2017. In 2018 we will have provide a Saturday training program.

If you are interested in volunteering now or in the near future, please send an email with a letter of interest.

Email: Carolyn Thompson

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