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Tutor Training

Upcoming Classes:
Tutor Trainings will take place according to the following schedule:

Thursday, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. A follow up class will be given on April 19, 2018. All classes are from 6:30pm-8:30pm

People interested in tutoring who have previous tutoring or teaching experience may be able to receive individual training soon after applying.

This is a combined training for prospective adult basic skills and English as a second language (ESL) tutors, introducing them to techniques and guidelines to help them work effectively with their students.

All trainings take place at Bergen Community College Ciarco Learning Center at 355 Main St. in Hackensack, NJ 07601.

We ask that you arrive 15 minutes earlier on the first evening in order to complete the necessary paperwork. Please bring a current resume with you and two references. There is a $20 materials fee for the book and training materials. Thank you for your efforts. For more information, please email Antonio Brugnoli.

Volunteer as a Tutor

Just one and a half hours a week of working with an adult student could change their life—and yours.

Project Literacy needs volunteers to work on a one-to-one basis as tutors, helping adults with reading, writing, speaking English, and math at our location at 355 Main Street on the corner of Passaic Street in Hackensack, NJ or at a location convenient to both tutor and student such as a local library. Location is determined by student and tutor.

Our staff will guide you through the necessary steps to becoming a tutor by providing 15 hours of training, matching you with a student whose learning needs fit your abilities, and supporting you in working with your student.

If you are interested, please call Project Literacy for information regarding upcoming dates for training at 201-301-9664 or email us at We would love to hear from you.

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Today’s emphasis for teaching English language learners skills that will motivate and enhance civic participation is well-justified. Far too often adults sit in classes to practice English, but then rarely attempt its use outside of the classroom. These lessons connect learners with information and practice on a topic that is relevant and practical in application to their lives. These can be read online by clicking on the links below. Once you see the lessons, click on the print or download icon on top right to print or download the pages.

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Tutor Resources ReadWorks creates world-class content, teacher guidance, and integrated tools that improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement English listening comprehension exercises based on movie trailers Online community for learning new languages a free website, is your resource for printable English worksheets. Whether you would like to practice your knowledge of English grammar, learn new vocabulary, idioms, or phrasal verbs, or download worksheets/handouts for class, this website will provide you with the resources that you need. Reading Bear is a fun way to learn to read. We teach over 1,200 vocabulary items. Our 50 presentations cover all the main phonics rules. All free and nonprofit! With over 9,000 resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, audio, video and flashcards, onestopenglish is the world’s number one resource site for English Language teachers. free website that provides international statistical and cultural information to use for conversation with your student EnglishEnglish com is the place to find out everything you might ever want to know about the English language. Puzzlemaker is a tool for teachers, students, and parents to create and print their own puzzles Formerly Thinkfinity Literacy Network, EdNet provides free instructional resources to adult literacy and ESL/ESOL instructors, learners, and program staff Free website containing grammar lessons free website for ESL worksheets, lesson plans, games, and articles Free interactive ESL website that students can use, also containing materials for instructors Free ESL website containing lesson plans for all levels of ESL students ESL website for language learning and language resources The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create the English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises. ESL/ELL Resources For Teachers, Parents, and their Students

Tools Free online dictionary search, translator, word of the day, crossword puzzles and word games, and vocabulary learning resources for many languages A search engine of more than 5 million words and phrases in more than 900 online dictionaries Bergen County Cooperative Library System, the portal to all seventy-five Bergen County area libraries and their services, accessible online for free. Database login and other special programs require a library card to log on

Other Resources a free website with articles and tips on how to study Justice Learning is a website that informs the public about political and civic discourse this site was developed to provide teachers with a full range of resources and activities to support the teaching of landmark Supreme Court cases, helping students explore the key issues of each case US Legal Forms is the original and premiere fee-based site for legal forms on the internet, offering over 36,000 legal documents and forms, including wills, name change, real estate, and more The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) website has information to provide you with useful and timely information that will enhance your knowledge of vocational and adult educational programs and issues. a digital library, the National Adult Literacy Database links the diverse players - learning facilities, educators, business, organized labor, policy-makers, and non-profit groups - and builds a united literacy community by providing information free of charge Literacy Information and Communication System is a professional learning community for adult educators that provides access to resources, professional development, and a connected network of practitioners is a gateway to electronic resources and tools for the national and international youth and adult literacy communities. The publishing arm of ProLiteracy International, provides an online catalog of books used in Adult Literacy New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning is the professional organization which encourages growth and development of lifelong learning and lifelong learners in the state of New Jersey. Their annual conference has interesting and useful seminars Center for Applied Linguistics includes research, teacher education, analysis, and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis. An extensive list of briefs and short papers available for download at no charge A Scholastic site, Grolier Online is a fee-based educational portal providing access to information from many electronic sources. This online suite consists of eight databases, including three of the best-known encyclopedias for elementary to college levels and five other specialties (US History, Spanish speakers, Popular Science, Lands and People, Animals of the World) a free website containing articles, research, and resources for students with learning disabilities online resources for those with dyscalculia This is WNET Channel 13's comprehensive site of adult literacy and GED resources and services for educators and students free website on resources for Adult Basic Education, including computer literacy, numeracy, family literacy, correctional education, and workplace basics Fee-based website of lesson plans in all subject areas for k-8th grades and 9th-12th grades Fee-based website of lesson plans for all subject areas in K-12th grades a list of apps for adult literacy students, curated by David Rosen

Associations ProLiteracy Literacy Connections American Library Association System for Adult Basic Education Support Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for Adult Educators

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