Help is needed: Mask Sewing
People in your neighbourhood need your help.
We work with adults who, for whatever reason, do not have the level of English they now require. We help English speakers and people who are learning English. We help them improve their reading, writing, math, listening and speaking skills. We help them prepare to write their learner's permit, the Canadian Citizenship test, and language assessment tests. We also help them learn how to use a computer, shop wisely, and figure out our unwritten Canadian cultural rules. After completing online training through Zoom, you are paired with a student and meet for one hour per week at a day and time suitable for both of you. You can meet in any public space, or on an online platform. We provide the resources, curriculum and learning aids. NOTE: at this time of COVID, our training and tutoring is all being done online. As we have found that this removes many barriers for our students (Transportation, Child Care, etc.) we see online tutoring continuing past COVID. In order to tutor you would need a computer and internet access. You also need to live in, or close to, Lethbridge to pick up and pass along workbooks, etc. A police and vulnerable person check is required. If you do not already have one, we will have you fill out the form and then submit on your behalf (no cost to you).
Our next training session is posted on our website. Generally, they are held over two evenings. One-on-one tutoring is once a week for an hour with ongoing onboarding. Classes are 10 weeks at a time (Winter, Fall and Summer) for 1 to 3 hours per week. If you are going on a vacation, your student also gets a break. Our tutors can tutor online, but they must live in, or close to, Lethbridge to pick up materials and resources for their student.
Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Communicate in Plain Language, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect
In tutoring adults in our community who want to improve their literacy skills, you are helping them: gain confidence; possibly go back to school, work towards their GED or post secondary; obtain a higher paying job; gain the skills they need to assist their children with homework; break down barriers of isolation; the list goes on. You are helping to improve someone's life now and for the future. visit www.lethlib.ca/readon, then How do I Volunteer, for more information and our application.