On the Job

Worksite-based One-on-One English Literacy Tutoring and Cultural Mentoring

TEACH applies the cultural mentoring approach, long-term relationship building, and coordinated the tutoring model to the worksite. The one-on-one tutoring model in the workplace setting is unique to TEACH; typically, workplace ESL instruction is done in classes. One-on-one tutoring is shown to accelerate learning by 25% – 30%.

Enhanced Worksite-based One-on-One English Literacy Tutoring and Cultural Mentoring

While TEACH has established a one-of-a-kind worksite-based one-on-one tutoring program, it has been limited to two sites and has not been evaluated in a systematic, measurable way. The goals of our current effort will be to:

  1. demonstrate increasing English literacy proficiency results in significant improvements in job performance by measuring work dimensions identified by the employer as key to the job,
  2. demonstrate increasing English literacy proficiency results in significant improvements in work-related dimensions such as wage increases, job satisfaction, sense of affiliation, expanded job opportunities, in addition to personal life dimensions such as improved capability to assist children with homework, improved ability to communicate successfully in day-to-day situations and improved quality of life for employees and their families,
  3. develop an approach that can be replicated in diverse work environments.