Association House of Chicago

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services Life Transitions,  Adult Basic Education

Types of Help Needed: Teaching, Tutoring, Coaching, and Mentoring

Service Opportunity Details: This agency provides Adult Basic Education classes to help participants develop their writing, reading and mathematics skills. Association House also offers courses to help participants prepare for the GED examination. The tutor’s role is to help the adult learners with their reading and writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and background knowledge about basic subjects. In order to be a successful volunteer, you do not need to be a certified teacher or even college educated. Effective tutors approach the tutoring as learner-centered and exhibit patience, understanding, creativity, humor, organization, enthusiasm, and knowledge in tutoring.

Location: Chicago -Humboldt Park

Volunteer Ages: Young Adult Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: The Adult Education Programming is provided in 8 week sessions with 12 hours of classes per week, (Monday through Thursday from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. and from 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.) Tutors do not need to commit to being available everyday, but tutors do need to commit to a regular schedule during the 8-week session.

Contact Info: Staff: Jamie Garcia, Human Resources Director, or 773-772-8137

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