For 90 minutes twice a week you can make a difference in a student’s life by becoming a volunteer tutor. Tutoring is held in a public facility and free training is provided. One does not need a teaching background or to be a full-time resident to volunteer.
Tutoring a student can reap astonishing rewards. Any uncertainty you feel will quickly dissipate when you hear a student’s story or see their excitement when he or she receives a promotion at work because of improved reading and communication skills. There is no charge to the student for one-on-one tutoring services and all books are provided at no charge to the student and the tutor. Likewise, there is no fee to attend a prospective tutor-training workshop.
Two types of LSIRC students exist:
- The "literacy" student who was born in the U.S. but has difficulty reading.
- The ESL student – born outside the United States, moved to the U.S. and wants to learn English. The student may or may not be able to read in his/her native language. The majority of these students are able to communicate in English on a limited basis. Some simply want to improve their conversational English skills.
Hear from one of our tutors about the difference you can make in someone's life and how it will change yours!