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Project Literacy Kelowna (Provide English tutoring support to individuals who are new to Canada to ensure their success.)

Organization Name: Project Literacy Kelowna
Opportunity Title: Provide English tutoring support to individuals who are new to Canada to ensure their success.
Category: Education / Training / Teaching
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: August 14, 2017
End Date: March 14, 2018

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Description: Type of Work: Helping newcomers to Canada learn reading writing through one-to-oneinstruction Place of Work: PLKS office or public place such as the library Duties and Responsibilities:  Successfully complete tutor training program/orientation  Tutor immigrants in reading and writing  Adapt lessons to learner’s personal goals, needs and interests  Confer with PLKS staff about materials and learner progress on a monthly basis  Notify PLKS prior to any necessary absence  Attend appropriate in-service training workshop as announced  Keep records of lesson plans as requested Time requirements: A 6-month commitment of 1 hour per week Qualifications:  Pursuing degree, TESL certificate, degree or appropriate professional work related experience  Dependability and promptness  Adaptability to accept and work with people of various racial, social, religious and economicbackgrounds  Enthusiasm, patience, flexibility and open-mindedness, and a sense of humour  Willingness to try new and creative ways of teaching  Respect for confidentiality  Membership with Project Literacy  Criminal record check  3 references – combination of character and professional  Over 19 years old Benefits:  New friends  Communication skills and knowledge  Training and experience in adult education  Satisfaction of being directly involved in a worthwhile community project

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