TEACH Tutors

   Tutoring English to Advance Change 
works toward a systemic change in society
by empowering English language learners 
to make their voices heard. 
   This is accomplished through a unique 
integration of practical one-on-one English 
literacy lessons along with cultural mentoring
and community inclusion support.

   As cultural mentors and coaches, 
TEACH tutors are responsive to an 
individual’s language and cultural challenges. 
Tutors help students become an active 
member of their community in various ways:
  • For the student who is anxious about being
    unable to communicate at her child’s 
    first parent-teacher conference, the tutor 
    explains the purpose of the conference 
    and what to expect.
  • For the student obtaining a driver’s license, 
    the tutor explains the process, the documents
    needed, and what to expect at the 
    DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • For the student who needs a job, 
    the tutor helps him navigate through 
    the job search process, prepare resumes 
    and applications, and practice interviewing.
  • For the student renting an apartment, 
    the tutor explains conventions of renting 
    and reviews the lease with the student 
    to explain any unclear language.
   The above situational experiences are some 
of the commitments made by TEACH tutors. 
They are willing to volunteer their time and 
are committed to helping those in need.
   The barriers which prevent many adults 
with low English literacy skills from 
learning to read and write are lack of
money,time, transportation, childcare, 
as well as fear and embarrassment.
   TEACH removes these barriers by providing
free tutoring during day and evening 
shifts for adults in their own communities. 
Our volunteers teach adults how to 
read and write at their own
pace in a friendly and supportive environment.