Teaching Opportunities Outside of the Department
Very interested in graduate student involvement. Work with local elementary, middle, and high schools on all areas of academic skills, as well as adult centers for ESL tutoring needs. To sign up, stop by Madison House (170 Rugby Road) Mon-Fri, 9-6 beginning the first day of classes. You can also attend one of the information sessions for Tutoring or ESL, and register there.
CAELC (Center for American English Language and Culture at UVA)
This office provides (among other things) classes and assistance for students who are non-native English speakers. They seek student volunteers for three positions: Classroom Consultants (international TAs in training present short practice lessons to them 4 times a semester, and they give feedback), Teaching Consultants (who sit in on the classes of international TAs 2-4 times a semester, and give feedback), and Language Consultants (who meet with 1-2 students for simple conversation practice one hour per week). Application process is in the fall. ESL teaching experience helpful, but not necessary.
Work-study opportunity for grad students; highest preference given to education students, but others can usually obtain positions. They will place you in a school to tutor or be a Book Buddy, 2-8 hours a week. Pays $12.50/hour. Pre-K through 7th grade placements available. They encourage applications from anyone with experience in education or an interest in working with children. Application process occurs in the fall and students should be able to commit for the entire school year.
Contact: Kristin Conradi email@example.com
Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle
Independent nonprofit that addresses low-literacy and under-education in local area. They recruit and train volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to native-born adults with poor literacy skills and to immigrants with poor English language skills. Commitment is about 2 hours per week, they particularly need people to tutor ESL students with low literacy ability. No experience necessary, just good listening skills and compassion. They do several 1-day trainings per year; volunteers can start as soon as they attend the training. Office is downtown (418 7th Street), easily accessible by trolley.
Contact: Deanne Foerster firstname.lastname@example.org, 434-977-3838
Department of Science, Technology, and Society, School of Engineering & Applied Science
STS faculty members are seeking English graduate students to work as graders. These are composition and communication intensive classes for engineering students. Pay is $9.00 per hours for 80 to 100 hours per semester on a flexible schedule. Work involves grading content, composition grammar, clarity, etc.
Contact: Vanessa Pace email@example.com. Please give your name, a brief biographical sketch, and your contact information.