Community-Based Tutoring

TEACH works toward systemic change in society by empowering English language learners to make their voices heard through a unique integration of practical one-on-one English literacy education, and individualized cultural mentoring and coaching, as well as citizenship test preparation.
   The literacy goal of TEACH 
is to increase English proficiency, 
but the ultimate objective is to 
teach students the practical 
English skills needed to become 
self-reliant, active members of 
their community. 

Philosophy of cultural mentoring 
   TEACH's unique integration 
of practical one-on-one English 
literacy education, individualized 
cultural mentoring, and coaching 
guides students through 
the challenges while overcoming 
real-life situations for which 
limited English proficiency is an
almost insurmountable barrier.  
   This approach bridges cultures 
and supports the learner’s transition
into the larger community.
Build long-term relationships TEACH encourages tutors and students to build long-term relationships, recognizing that strong bonds are crucial for nurturing integration into a culture and community.
Responsive to immigrants challenges
    In the suburbs, immigrants may be 
isolated due to the lack of tight-knit
communities close by. 
   Community-based sites facilitate 
engagement of isolated immigrants, and 
the emphasis on long-term relationship
building creates support networks. 
   Tutoring is held in friendly
environments such as libraries, churches
and recreation centers.

Coordinated tutoring model 
   To provide on-site support and resources 
to tutors and students, volunteer 
coordinators are on-site for the 
entire session.