Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by Nathalie Jackson
I am a tutor with the Reading Program for the Santa Clara County Library system and have been tutoring Angelica for close to four years. Several years ago, Angelica began to talk about becoming a citizen. I gave her several resources that might help her in the process. About a year ago in April, she went to a meeting that she had heard about where she could receive free help...
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 by Nathalie Jackson
Here I was, the teacher being taught by the student. I was so thankful that she had the knowledge that I badly needed and was able to communicate it to me. To me, this was “paying it forward” in grand style.
Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Brenda Trosin
Here is a success story about a Reading Program participant.
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 by Mark Fink
Sign up for FREE ESL Classes at Milpitas and Gilroy Libraries
Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by Brenda Trosin
Reading Program Tutors Change Lives
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015 by Brenda Trosin
Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!
Posted on Friday, April 3, 2015 by Brenda Trosin
The Reading Program seeks volunteers to help ESL students improve their vocabulary, build their comprehension skills, and practice conversation.
Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Brenda Trosin
The Reading Program needs thirty-two volunteer tutors.
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Brenda Trosin
The Reading Program seeks volunteer tutors.
Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015 by Nathalie Jackson
Join the Reading Program and help make a difference in someone’s life. You’ll love it!
Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Brenda Trosin
Some Reading Program outcomes for this past ficsal year
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
The Reading Program needs volunteer tutors in 2015.
Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
A brief introduction to the new staff person with the Reading Program
Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
Online tutoring resources for tutors
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
It's Summer Reading time at the library!
Get inspired. Find cool books. Sign up for prizes. Here are some fun ideas to get you motivated...
Read a biography about a famous person.
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
Hi, I am Lorena. I am one of the 2.5 Literacy Program Specialists for SCCLD and am in Gilroy fulltime. I started working in the field of adult literacy four years ago, but I have been working in education for about ten years.ã
What is your professional background?
Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
While I was waiting to meet with a tutor yesterday, another student-tutor pair stopped to ask for a recommendation. The student specifically wanted to listen to dialogues between two people while reading the text, and this approach would help her improve her speaking and listening skills at the same time. She asked a great question, so I am happy to share this resource with other ESL students.
Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
Do you have 2 hours a week to help a wonderful person improve his or her speaking, reading and writing skills? The Reading Program seeks volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with adult students at the Campbell, Cupertino, and Saratoga Libraries. Instruction times are flexible, and all tutoring occurs at the library.
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
Last weekend, Reading Program staff, Stephanie and I, delivered an in-service to volunteer tutors related to teaching tips and tecniques for ESL students. During the workshop, participants were asked to share some of their favorite lessons. Here are some exciting ideas...
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
On Friday, Mark and I traveled to LA to meet with staff at the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL). We were interested in learning more about their innovative citizenship and online high school programs, and I was eager to talk about the literacy program too. It was all very official library business, of course. No play allowed.
Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
I have been working with my colleague, Stephanie, to develop a short training segment to help tutors work with their students to overcome specific ESL (English as a Second Language) challenges.
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by cupertino_manager
Volunteers NeededIf you were naughty last year, here’s an exciting opportunity to be extra nice this year!
Share your skills and make a difference by becoming a volunteer tutor for the library's Reading Program.
Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by Brenda Trosin
Have you ever thought of helping someone improve their English?