ESL Tutors Volunteers Needed - Contact Today!

  • Chicago, IL, US

If you have any questions regarding this tutoring position please contact:

Jennifer Brown Phone: 773-583-5501 ext 184 Email: jbrown@kacschicago.org

Korean American Community Services 4300 N California Ave Chicago, IL 60618

Korean American Community Services is currently looking for volunteer tutors to teach English to currently registered students in our English as a Second Language Classes. Tutor sessions will be one-on-one or you may be asked to tutor a family as a whole. Topics to work on and teach the students consist of: working on Basic English communication, improving listening skills, English pronunciation, grammar, basic reading and writing skills, and you may be asked to help them with their English homework as well. The majority population that we serve is of Korean and Hispanic heritage.

Hours are flexible depending on hours both the student and tutor are available to meet with each other. We prefer that volunteers have some tutoring/teaching experience or Academic Proficiency in the English Language but they are NOT required.

We can help you fulfill your volunteer hours. College Students studying education are able to obtain observation/teaching hours. This is a volunteer position so there will be no monetary compensation.

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Type of Work: Volunteer Tutor.

Purpose: To help an adults to acquire basic reading, writing, conversation, cultural
skills to meet self-identified goals.

Training: 12 hour basic literacy tutor workshop. At the end of the training, you will be a Certified ESL Tutor through Literacy Works. (FREE)

Place of Work: One-to-one tutoring will occur in a neutral place in the community such as our office, the library branches or a church.

Hours: The volunteer tutor and student should meet once or twice weekly. Schedule is to be determined by the tutor and student.

Duration of Work: After a volunteer has been matched with a student, the volunteer should plan to work with that student long term (determined by tutor and student).

Volunteer Duties: Provide encouragement and support by:

1. Helping the student develop confidence and a positive attitude toward learning by
affirming their thinking and progress in the lesson.

2. Showing respect for the student by listening to what he/she has to say and by involving him/her in decisions about the learning process.

3. Selecting materials and approaches that are suitable to the student's skill level and needs and giving praise whenever the student is successful.

4. Encouraging the student to respond to difficult materials by being supportive rather than critical of his/her mistakes.

5. Seeking to understand the psychological, emotional, and physical problems that may cause a student to have difficulty learning to read.

6. Meeting regularly and punctually.

Volunteer Qualifications:
1. Dependable and prompt.
2. Interested in and enjoys relating to a variety of people.
3. Willingness to maintain the confidentiality of the lesson.
4. Literate (professional training is unnecessary).
5. Flexible, friendly, patient and optimistic.
6. Sense of humor is helpful.

Fringe Benefits:
1. Altered perception of the world.
2. Increased understanding and appreciation of different values and lifestyles.
3. Increased skill in creative problem-solving.
4. Certificate presentable to any employer or other organization for proof of Literacy training.

5. Possible free East Asian language (Japanese/Korean/Chinese) course--depending on hours served.

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If you have any questions regarding this tutoring position please contact:

Jennifer Brown

Phone: 773-583-5501 ext 184

Email: jbrown@kacschicago.org

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  • 4300 N California Ave
    Chicago, IL, US 60618
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  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    Occasional (weekly or monthly)
  • Times of day:

    Mornings Afternoons Evenings
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays Weekends
  • Schedule:

    Flexible schedule
  • Extra details:

    Training provided

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