Volunteers wanted to teach reading, math and ESL

Mercy Learning Center seeks volunteers to teach reading, math and English as a Second Language (ESL) in its tutoring program. Tutors meet with their students at the center for two hours twice a week.

Mercy Learning Center provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women in the Greater Bridgeport area. Its goal is to increase each woman's functional literacy level and prepare her to pursue higher education or employment that offers upward mobility and a level of income adequate to support her and her family. The center offers a one-on-one, or small group, tutoring program four hours per week. More than 600 women benefit from the tutoring program annually.

Tutors must be older than 18 years old. A one-day training session and all instructional materials are provided. Teaching experience is not necessary. Upcoming training sessions will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 28, Wednesday, Sept. 12, and Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch will be provided). For more information, contact Sue McNeil at 203-334-6699 or susan.mcneil@mercylearningcenter.org.