Aurora Literacy Center Needs Tutors
The Aurora Dominican Literacy Center needs female volunteers to help women learn English.
Training workshops for future tutors will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on August 16, 18, and 23 at the center, 260 Vermont Ave. in Aurora.
Teaching experience is not required. The sessions are held in English. Tutors will meet one-on-one with adult students for 90 minutes per week from September to May.
Tutors help students learn to read, write and speak English. About 130 students are expected to start classes in September.
Alison Brzezinski, DLC tutoring coordinator, said she hopes to train 25 tutors.
In addition to Brezezinski, the instructors will be Dominican Sister Kaleen Ryan, Founder/Director of DLC; and Sister Jane Ann Beckman, responsible for the citizenship training program.
Brzezinski said the training will include lesson planning, using textbooks, conducting speaking exercises and what to expect in the classroom.
She explained that tutors receive information about prospective students, including years spent in the United States, previous education, and how often a student speaks English at home and at work.
Center staff members are available to help, answer questions and solve problems.
Teaching aids available include picture dictionaries and other materials for vocabulary, writing, conversation, grammar and group activities.
Tutors and students must be vaccinated against COVID-19.