Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
September 27, 2011
I have been a tutor for GPLC for 2 years, teaching English as a second language to small groups of foreign professionals. This volunteer job is extremely rewarding because of the language skills I can teach my students, the cultural experiences we share as a group, the field trips we take, and the friendships that develop. The GPLC administration is supportive by giving the materials I ask for and by facilitating useful workshops both for tutors and for students.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the my own professional workplace, where GPLC offered an ESL training course to interested teachers so we would be better equipped to meet the learning needs of our international students. I was so impressed by the training session that I decided to become a GPLC volunteer in the greater Pittsburgh community.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
provide more meeting spaces for tutoring sessions in Oakland.
Volunteer & I have helped international students prepare for job interviews.