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.