Refugees, immigrants and others can be tutored in the English language through the new Tutoring and Conversation program developed by the International Institute of Akron. This program allows participants to further their English speaking skills, learn about different cultures and help achieve self-sufficiency and success.
Tutor and student pairs, or conversation partners, meet one-on-one in a casual, public environment, usually determined by the conversation partners. However, meetings can also be held in the International Institute of Akron.
Volunteers are needed to be the conversation partner that will tutor a participant. Responsibilities for volunteers include keeping a tutoring log as they help students learn English and other skills.
Volunteers are required to have a high school diploma, be experienced in education, and pass a background check. Ideally, volunteers are desired to be proficient in French, Arabic, Burmese, Swahili, Hindi, or other languages, although it is not a requirement.
To apply, an application must be filled out and returned to the Volunteer Coordinator, Paige Bittle. The application deadline is Feb. 24. (Click here for an application.)
A mandatory orientation will be take place Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the International Institute of Akron.
For any questions or more info, call at (330) 376-5106 ext. 135 or email [email protected]. The International Institute of Akron is located at 207 E. Tallmadge Ave in Akron.