November 03, 2014

Volunteer teachers needed: math, language arts, computers

Homeboy Industries is looking for dedicated volunteers in our Educational Services department.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM:

Credentialed Teachers, Retired Educators & GED Teachers: If you have teaching experience, and are available at least a few hours a week, we would love to meet you. We are in need of qualified educators to teach Adult Basic Education classes in Math and Language Arts to prepare our trainees to take the GED Test. Classes are twice weekly for 1-1.5 hours each subject. Availability: T/Th 9am-12pm.

Tutors: We are also searching for qualified individuals to tutor one-on-one with our trainees, to provide additional support in Math and Language Arts for those who need it. Availability: 1-hour sessions, various times of day.

Computer & Math Specialists: The 2014 GED Test is now computerized, and our trainees need to build familiarity with computerized test taking. Individuals who have experience with this would be helpful in mentoring our trainees. As well, we are looking for someone to facilitate a ‘Mathletics’ class, which is a web-based math learning program used throughout the country. This will help support and reinforce the curriculum presented in the prep classes. Availability: 1-4 hours weekly, various times of day.

COMPUTER CLASSES:

Computer Instructors: We are in need of ongoing volunteers to teach weekly Intro to Computers classes (including Microsoft Office Suite) to our trainees, both basic and intermediate levels. Also, we can use volunteers to work one-on-one with trainees to help build skills and proficiency. Availability: 1-4 hours weekly, various times of day.

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If you are interested in volunteering with Homeboy in the Educational Services Department and mentoring our trainees, these are some of the immediate areas we could really use your expertise. We do request a six-month commitment to create consistency and stability for our trainees, something often lacking in their lives. Please fill out our volunteer application. Thank you so much for your interest!