Many new residents of our villages are unable to speak English. Eager to learn, they come to the library and ask for help from Literacy Volunteers of the Tarrytowns. Our organization has helped many hundreds to speak, read, and write English, but we need more tutors, because there are always more men and women – our neighbors – waiting for someone to teach them.
Will you help one of them? During the pandemic we are offering online tutor training for our new volunteers. You do not need prior teaching experience, and you do not need to know a foreign language. If you are nineteen or older, with a good command of English, and a desire to help someone, you can become an ESOL tutor.
Upon completion of the online training, you will be able to tutor an adult on a one-to-one basis. We ask that you comply with all safety measures to keep yourself and your Learner safe. Tutoring outdoors with masks and social distancing or online via an application like Zoom or Skype will be necessary until we feel safe to resume in-person tutoring indoors at the library. A commitment of two hours a week for a year is all that we ask. It is a rewarding experience for the Learner and for the Tutor.
Online training fee: $25.00
To register, or to request additional information, please fill out our volunteer application form online, e-mail email@example.com, call 914-488-4250, or stop by the Warner Library to request an application.