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Adult Education
Low-income communities, People with Disabilities, People with Health-based Concerns

Minimum Age:21+

Guild for the Blind: ESOL Instructor (Midtown East)

Help us teach English to the visually impaired!

The Catholic Guild for the Blind provides a variety of essential services to individuals who are blind and visually impaired, including immigrants who need to learn English in order to get a job or to pursue higher education.

Our academic services include

  • ESOL instruction
  • Preparation for the high school equivalency (TASC) exam
  • Preparation for college
Schedule 
  • Tuesdays
    • ​Anytime between 11am-3:30 pm
  • ​Fridays
    • ​Anytime between 9am-12:30pm
Commitment
  • Once a week
  • 3 months minimum 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (or soon to be completed BA) in TESOL, English education or related field
  • Some prior teaching experience
  • Ability to develop and implement lesson plans and keep records
  • A heart for working with individuals with disabilities
  • Prior experience in working with visually impaired individuals is not required

What you will do

  • Teach a small group class (2-4 students) – Speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary
  • Create and implement lessons 
  • Help prepare materials in accessible formats – large print, audio, Braille
  • Maintain student attendance and progress records
  • Submit documents, including volunteer hours, to academic supervisor as requested

*Orientation to working with visually impaired individuals, instruction in preparing accessible materials (large print, audio, Braille), and guidance in lesson planning will be provided, as well as ongoing support as needed.

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