Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 2:15pm

Each year, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomes approximately 680,000 new citizens during naturalization ceremonies across the United States and around the world. Literacy Network's Citizenship tutors prepare local adults eligible for U.S. citizenship for the USCIS exam. Tutoring will cover major areas of the exam, as well as preparation for the interview. Students review US history, American government, and civics. Tutoring materials and textbooks are provided, including pre-designated curriculum to practice literacy skills in the four sections of the test: speaking (N400 interview), civics (100 questions), reading and writing.

The Citizenship Tutoring Program is a great opportunity for volunteers interested in immigration or teaching history/civics. Tutors in this program are required to be reliable, patient and flexible with their availability. Volunteers with at least one year of teaching/tutoring experience are preferred. All tutoring is done in English; tutors must be fluent in written and spoken English. When and where you meet is decided by you and your assigned learner; tutors and learners meet when and where it is convenient for them both.

  *   Required Training: 6:00-7:30pm Wed, Nov 2 (1118 S. Park Street)
  *   Commitment: 3 hours/week for the entire spring semester (January-May)

Tutor Responsibilities:

  1.  Prepare weekly lessons from pre-designated materials/curriculum
  2.  Schedule tutoring sessions and give student weekly reminder calls
  3.  Meet with student 2 hours per week to prepare for the naturalization exam
  4.  Report hours and student progress to Literacy Network

Apply here.

Questions? Shawn Steen, Director of Outreach, Literacy Network of Dane County, 244-3911 (ext. 66) or shawn@litnetwork.org

Learn more about Literacy Network by visiting their website or Facebook page.

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