Current Tutors

Remember – we are here for you! Whether you need a referral for a new textbook, help using the computer lab, or just plain old advice, you can contact us anytime and we will put you in touch with the support you deserve.

You can complete your monthly progress report here.

 

Helpful Online Resources for Instruction

Business and Math Games

Best Free Learning Websites list from Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center

http://aalrc.org/adminteachers/technology/bestlearningsites.html

The Literacy List- Free Adult Basic and Secondary Education and ESL websites

http://tinyurl.com/prhm14t

Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

https://newsela.com/

Activities and Quizzes for ESL students

http://a4esl.org/

Vocabulary Website

http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1382

Classic Audio Books with Text

https://agendaweb.org/listening/audio-books.html

Lessons for tutors to use

https://www.wyzant.com/resources/lessons

Leveled Reading

https://www.readworks.org/

Geography Practice

https://lizardpoint.com/geography/

Math

http://www.math.com/

https://www.shmoop.com/

https://www.mathtv.com/

https://www.khanacademy.org/

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Prizmo is an app you can download to a smartphone where you can take a picture of any text and it will read it out loud: www.creaceed.com/iprizmo/about

Voice Dream Reader ($9.99)
Another smartphone app, the Voice Dream Reader is by far the most feature rich Text-to-Speech mobile reader. The features are organized is an uncluttered, intuitive, highly usable way, so that what you need is always at your fingertips. http://www.voicedream.com

Natural Reader
This free text-to-speech software allows you to experience listening to any text on your PC: http://www.naturalreaders.com/download.php

Rewordify.com: Understand What You Read
Rewordify.com lets you read more, understand more, learn more words, and teach more effectively. It simplifies English, teaches vocabulary, creates learning materials, and lets you create documents to teach a global audience: http://rewordify.com

ProLiteracy’s Education Network 

Proliteracy’s Education Network has several online courses that are great for volunteer tutors. Principles of Adult Learning and Working with Adult Literacy Learners are particularly good. These courses are free and can be accessed at http://www.proliteracyednet.org/articles.asp?mcid=2&cid=24

Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success
This is a curriculum focused on teaching “soft” or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth 14-21, this may be extremely useful for adult education programs:
www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/softskills

 

Driver’s License

If any of you are working with students on obtaining a driver’s license, this link will take you to an app download to practice questions: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nicusa.pdt&hl=en

Good Citizenship

iCitizen is a great social studies/citizenship app that allows you to stay informed about happenings in Congress and provides a great platform for students to voice their opinions on issues that are important to our country: www.icitizen.com

National Archives

This new mobile app is an interactive gallery that allows you to explore the holdings of the US National Archives through a collection of 365 fascinating documents and photographs from throughout history.  Learn what significant event happened on your birthday, search the documents by keyword, or browse the collection at your leisure: www.archives.gov/historical-docs/todays-doc/

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Cathy Martin.

 

Follow this link to see all of our current volunteer opportunities:

United Way of Berks County – Volunteer Solutions