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Volunteer Your Time as an English Language Tutor

A wonderful opportunity for you can make a difference in someone else’s life! Did you know there are more than 25,000 people in Milford, Stratford and West Haven without a high school diploma? Did you know there are more than 3,400 adults who are not fluent in English and there are 57 non-English languages spoken in these cities? (Data taken from the Milford, Stratford and West Haven School District Strategic School Profile, 2012-2013.)

The Literacy Center of Milford is offering a five-week volunteer TUTOR TRAINING class in ESL (English as a Second Language). TUTOR TRAINING classes in Milford will be held at the Literacy Center, 16 Dixon Street, Milford from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 12, 30, October 7 and 14. Please call 203-878-4800 to schedule your orientation meeting.

There is a $20 fee for course materials. Knowledge of a foreign language is not necessary. All prospective volunteer tutors will be interviewed in advance. For further information, call The Literacy Center office between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 203-878-4800. Additionally, if you are interested in working with students preparing for their GED (General Equivalency Diploma) examination, or prefer to help adult students with basic literacy skills, call the Center’s office for an interview.

The Literacy Center of Milford is part of the ProLiteracy network of adult basic education and literacy programs. ProLiteracy is working with its member programs to raise awareness of available ESL services.

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