Tutors

INDIVIDUAL TUTORING

If you are a patient person who likes to meet new people and help them, you would be a great Alameda Reads tutor. Volunteer Tutors attend a twelve-hour tutor training and make a six-month commitment to work with a learner.  Tutor training is held about three times a year in the winter, spring, and fall.

 

Description

  • work with one learner every week
  • create a non-pressured, non-academic learning environment
  • learners have a wide range of needs and skills
  • learners range in age from 18 to their 80s
  • tutoring materials and support provided

Tutors Should:

  • Meet with a learner 1-2 times a week for 1-hour sessions for at least 6 months.
  • Help the learner identify and work towards achieving specific goals.
  • Plan individual lessons based on the learner’s goals and abilities.
  • Report monthly hours and learner progress to the Alameda Reads Office.
  • Be patient, flexible, and have a good sense of humor.
  • Be responsible and reliable.
  • Have good communication, listening and organizational skills.
  • Treat learners with respect and maintain a team approach to learning.

To Get Started:

Download the Tutor Inquiry Form and email it to us at alamedareads@alamedaca.gov  or call our office at (510) 865-2454.

 

 

ALAMEDA ADULT SCHOOL

If you are a patient person who likes to meet new people and help them, you would be a great Alameda Reads tutor. Volunteer Tutors attend a twelve-hour tutor training and make a six-month commitment to work with a learner.  Tutor training is held about three times a year in the winter, spring, and fall.

 

Description

  • volunteer in a classroom with a teacher at the Alameda Adult School
  • work with different students each week
  • students are working toward their high school diploma or GED
  • classes include English reading and writing, math, social studies, science

Tutors Should:

  • Assist during part of a class 1-2 times a week for at least one Adult School
  • Be patient, flexible, and have a good sense of humor.
  • Be ready to try new tasks when Adult School teacher asks.
  • Be responsible and reliable.
  • Have good communication, listening and organizational skills.
  • Treat learners with respect and maintain a team approach to learning.

To Get Started:

Download the Tutor Inquiry Form and email it to us at alamedareads@alamedaca.gov  or call our office at (510) 865-2454.  You can learn more about the Alameda Adult School on their website.

 

 

GED LEARNING LAB

Description

  • No prior experience with the GED is necessary.
  • Working with the library’s technology specialist
  • provide support for learners using the library’s online GED database and other GED practice sites
  • additional GED reference books provided

Tutors Should:

  • Make a 4-month commitment to 1-2 hours of volunteering a week
  • Be available during lab hours, Fridays 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Feel comfortable with computers
  • Be patient, flexible, and have a good sense of humor.
  • Have good communication, listening and organizational skills

To Get Started:

Email us at alamedareads@alamedaca.gov or call our office at (510) 865-2454. We will set up a time for you to train at the library.

 

More Resources for Tutors:

News For You. This website features easy-to-read news stories that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Practice4GED. Offers practice GED tests in all 5 areas. Subscription service.

Good Typing. Free on-line typing course. Registration required.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Offers over 200 resources for both students and intructors.

 

Financial Literacy:

Project Money.  Resources to help you feel more confident dealing with your money.

Hands On Banking. Basic skills, tools and information for managing your money.

CNN Money.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Personal Finance Calculators.