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Become a Bridges
in English is a rewarding experience that will enrich your students'
lives as well as the entire community. We will provide the training and
support you need to become a tutor in English for Speakers of Other
Languages (ESOL). Training, provided by Literacy Volunteers of
America-Greater New Haven,
includes practice and demonstration of teaching techniques, lesson
planning, learning how to assess your student's needs, and goal
setting. Bridges also offers
a variety of support for our tutors.
- be able to read,
write, and speak English proficiently.
- complete a
one-day, free 3-hour training workshop provided by Literacy Volunteers
of America–Greater New Haven.
- plan his/her own
- Tutors will
be provided with instructional books and other teaching aids upon
- Tutors may
make free photocopies at Dwight Hall.
- meet his/her
students every Saturday for 2 hours, except during breaks, reading
periods, and finals
- Note: Neither
fluency in another language nor formal classroom teaching experience is
a prerequisite to become a Bridges tutor, though both might be helpful
in the classroom.
In order to provide continuity for the students, volunteers should
commit to at least one semester of tutoring.
If a tutor must be absent, he/she should contact another tutor teaching
the same level and arrange for the two classes to be combined. The
volunteer should also notify the Bridges
coordinators at least 24 hours
in advance via e-mail and indicate who he/she has chosen as a
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