The Nevins Memorial Library has partnered with the Methuen Adult Learning Center and the Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts to develop an adult literacy program to bring free, private, flexible, individualized instruction to adults in the community who are struggling everyday with basic reading and language problems. The waiting list for classroom programs in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Basic Education (ABE) is long and so we are offering this alternative program to help those individuals who, for one reason or another, are unable to commit to those programs.
Volunteers need only be high school graduates and be fluent English speakers. While previous teaching experience and foreign language abilities may be a bonus they are not required to become a tutor. Please contact Sue Jefferson at 978-686-4080 x 32 to reserve a spot in the orientations and/or trainings. You must have attended an orientation to be admitted to the training sessions.
Tutor Job Description
Attend tutor orientation and training sessions totaling approximately 18 hours.
Agree to tutor your student for two hours per week over a period of at least 9 months.
Tutors must attend at least one in-service training per year.
Must prepare lessons and submit monthly reports to the Literacy office.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent to qualify.
In order to tutor ESOL students, you must speak English fluently and clearly.
Funding provided by Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts.
Contact Sue Jefferson, Literacy Coordinator for more information or to register as a volunteer. Please call 978-686-4080, extension 32, or emailher.
Orientations Tuesday, April 1st @ 7pm Thursday, April 3rd @ 10am Saturday, April 5th @ 10am
Trainings Wednesday, April 16th @ 6:30-9:30pm Wednesday, April 23rd @ 6:30-9:30pm Wednesday, April 30th @ 6:30-9:30pm Wednesday, May 7th @ 6:30-9:30pm Wednesday, May 14th @ 6:30-9:30pm Wednesday, May 21st @ 6:30-9:30pm
November 14, 2013....Our annual Recognition Night and Potluck Dinner for tutors and students was a great success! Delightful music, cuisine from around the world and the chance to thank all of our tutors and students for the great work that they have done during the year!
305 Broadway. Methuen, MA 01844. (978) 686-4080, Fax (978) 686-8669