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March 2020

Good Afternoon Tutors:

The suspension of face-to-face tutoring means that we have to adapt tutoring practices.   It is challenging to tutor remotely, especially with students who have low literacy levels and are not comfortable using instructional technology.  During this time, we encourage you to stay in contact with your student via phone calls, text messaging, Skype and/or FaceTime.  If your student is comfortable using a website(s) for language learning, encourage them to continue to do so. To the extent feasible, we hope and want students to continue with English practice and to learn remotely with you, and if possible, independently.  During the next few weeks, I will periodically send suggested websites for you and your student to use.         

Internet Essentials
In response to public school closings and delivering instruction through technology, Comcast has announced an Internet Essentials program, which includes offering two months of free service to new customers for internet access. This program is open to ANY eligible household regardless if there are children in the household. The website has a link to view the offer in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. This service can be ordered at  https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

The following website link is well developed and provides many ESL resources for tutors and students to use instructionally.   https://www.milpitaschat.com/2020/03/novel-coronavius-covid-19.html

US Census 2020
ProLiteracy has partnered with the National Literacy Coalition to share teaching resources for the US Census 2020 count.  Please visit  https://proliteracy.org/Resources/2020-Census for free on-line Census lessons and materials, webinars, instructional links and much more. 

Keep in touch and stay well,  
Carol Garcia
Tutor Support Specialist
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