On the Job

Worksite-based 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 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:
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • develop an approach that can be replicated 
    in diverse work environments.