OUR PROGRAM

Located on the third floor of the main Seattle Central College building, our program is a proud part of the Basic and Transitional Studies Division (BTSD), working with Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED), Intergrated Basic Education and  Skills Training (I-BEST) and English as a Second Language (ESL) students.

The BTSD Tutoring Program exists to support and empower students by promoting English-language learning, preparing students for the GED and COMPASS tests, developing students’ self-advocacy skills, and fostering community.

WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO?

Tutors

provide one-on-one assistance to a student who is learning English or preparing for the GED or COMPASS test. Tutors help students understand basic reading, writing, grammatical, or math concepts and provide opportunities to practice the skills they are learning in class. Tutors work with students to develop activities that are relevant to the students’ needs and goals. Tutors generally meet with a student twice a week.

Classroom Assistants

work with classroom teachers in ESL and ABE classes. Classes may focus on basic reading/writing, speaking/listening, computer skills, math, or communications. Classroom assistants provide extra help to students during class time. We place volunteers in classes based on the needs of the division as well as the interests and needs of the volunteer . We prefer candidates with previous teaching or tutoring experience, but can be flexible depending on your skills and interests. Ultimately, classroom assistants work out their schedule and role with the teacher that they are partnered with.