Why It Matters In the US: Seven million adults, or about 3% of the adult population, could not complete even the most basic literacy tasks. Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the nonliterate in English group had a high school diploma or GED. Among them, more than half (representing roughly 600,000 adults) had earned their high school degree in the US. In North Carolina: In North Carolina more than one million residents cannot read well enough to hold a job. In Mecklenburg County, 20% of all adults are considered functionally illiterate.
How You Can Help Volunteer Tutor Tutoring helps to provide one-on-one attention necessary to help students achieve their goals
Our Students Volunteer tutors work with culturally diverse students of all ages and academic levels. Tutors have opportunity to learn of sociological issues through interaction with these students. Students range in age from 16-80+ years of age and come from many different ethnic backgrounds including: * African * Asian * Puerto Rican * South American * Mexican * and many more... Students represent varied socio economic backgrounds and include, but are not limited to: * Displaced workers * Functionally limited students * Refugees * Retired workers * Single parents * Work first participants * Those with high school diplomas wishing to enroll in regular curriculum programs but needing to improve admission test scores * and many more...
The Benefit of Tutoring Make important networking contacts Develop interpersonal and communication skills Enhance your résumé Gain work experience Build your self-esteem and self-confidence Meet new people Make an impact on your community
Volunteer Responsibilities Provide encouragement and support by: Acknowledging learners accomplishments Helping the learner become an independent learner. Respecting cultural differences. Be understanding Be supportive when addressing learner’s mistakes. Avoid criticism. Provide positive feedback.
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