Moving Forward in Fall
Together we are adjusting to the current Covid-19 environment. We thank our volunteer tutors for their commitment to serving our community during this crucial time. The SFCC Campus remains closed; however, our coordinators and staff are still available to support you. With the safety of tutors and students as a priority, we encourage tutors to support their students through tutoring online or even over the phone.
Our Basic Literacy Coordinator, Susan Rathjen, has trained several Basic Literacy tutors in the use of Essential Education as an online tool for tutoring students who are focused on improving their basic reading, writing and math skills.
Many ESL and workplace tutors are engaging their students through the use of platforms such as Zoom or FaceTime. Nancy, a workplace tutor, was accustomed to meeting with her student at her workplace in order to practice pronunciation, work on grammar and develop the professional vocabulary her student needs for her career. Following the Covid-19 health crisis, Nancy and her student choose to continue to connect through Zoom. Nancy’s student reports that she and her tutor have found the virtual tutoring convenient and very effective for practicing and developing the English skills she needs for her work.
With funding we have recently received from the Santa Fe Community Foundation, LVSF will be purchasing computers to assign to LVSF students who are in need of the resources to participate in remote tutoring. By equipping students with devices, we look forward to supporting more students in advancing their skills.
If you are interested in working with a student remotely, please contact our office at 505-428-1353. Our coordinators are now matching tutors and students through virtual match meetings. Our coordinators are also available if you need support in getting started with an online tutoring program.