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The Adult Literacy Program at the National City Public Library is seeking bright, motivated Volunteer Literacy Tutors to help adults achieve functional literacy skills. This free service is offered on a confidential one-on-one basis for basic literacy instruction to people who are over 16 years of age, out-of-school and conversant in English.

Literacy Services provides the tutor with learner... assessments and evaluations; materials for use during tutoring sessions; and reference assistance from literacy services staff.

-- 2 to 3 hours per week for six months
• Helping the learner develop confidence and a positive attitude about learning.
• Treating the learner with respect and involving them in decisions relating to the learning process and goals.
• Selecting materials and learning approaches appropriate to the learner's abilities and needs.
• Praising the learner's strenghts and accomplishments.
• Seeking to understand the reasons that may cause adults to have learning difficulties.
• Meeting regularly and on-time.
• Prepared with a lesson designed to meet the needs and interests of learner.
• Reviewing homework completed by learner.
• Keeping accurate and up-to-date records of learner's progress.
• Notifying staff of any changes, including tutoring status, schedules or locations, as well as change in address or phone number.
• Graduation from high school or GED.
• Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
• Tutoring or teaching experience is highly desirable.
Abilitiy to: Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relations with all levels of staff and the general public.

Based upon review of applications received, those applicants who best meet the requirements indicated above will be referred to the Library-Literacy Services Program for consideration.

Note: Applicants selected will be subject to fingerprinting, 5-hour video tutor-training program and orientation
National City CA United States