Tutor David Stone and Student Lilia
David Stone has been an active ESOL tutor in both Mason and Thurston counties since October 2013. He travels to Shelton twice a week to teach in the ESOL classes. David explains:
"Learning English helps students participate in the community, in churches and schools. It makes them safer at work and more effective at their jobs. They are eager to learn and can make huge strides in a few months."
David also has two weekly one-on-one tutoring sessions in Olympia. One of his students had been unemployed for almost a year, but after practicing job search and interview skills with David he was able to acquire a good job painting airplanes in Kent, WA. His second student, Lilia, has a Master’s degree from Ecuador. She is currently building the conversational and English grammar skills needed to attend college in the U.S.
David Stone with Beginner English Students in Shelton, WA
In addition to tutoring, David uses Pay Pal to donate a small amount of money to Sound Learning each month. It adds up over time!
"As a volunteer I always feel stimulated and energized. You learn and grow along with the students. They are appriciative and you know that your efforts matter. I always look forward to fun and friendship at Sound Learning," says David.
“There are Many Ways to Volunteer”
We are looking for volunteers to join our team!
There are many ways to get involved with Sound Learning:
1. Tutor basic skills in various subjects: Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science
2. Volunteer in our ESOL morn. and eve. classes, or as a small group tutor
3. Join the team in our Children's Program
4. Update our website, fix computers, assist with database re-design
5. Assist in event planning, publicity, and photography
To Volunteer or for more information contact us or send an application through our website: click on the 'Volunteer' tab and select the 'Volunteer Application.'
Sound Learning was at OysterFest again this year, and we had a blast! On Oct. 4th and 5th, Sound Learning joined dozens of local nonprofit organizations and community groups at this annual celebration of natural resources, seafood, and community. Our displays were interactive, the food was delicious, and we met some amazing potential volunteers and students. Thanks to all who came out and played our trivia game, took a free book, contributed to our writing wall, or just stopped by, and endless thanks to all of you who volunteered with Sound Learning at OysterFest this year! As a Sound Learning volunteer you made it possible for us to reach out to the community and let more people know about our programs; those at the RV Entrance made it possible for Sound Learning to help out our partners in the Skookum Rotary Club -- we appreciate each of you!
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Welcome to Sound Learning!
We provide instruction to adults in basic skill improvement (reading, writing, math and problem solving), GED preparation, computers, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
We provide these services in classes and small-group tutoring sessions in Mason and Thurston Counties. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to helping adults gain self-sufficiency, improve literacy and develop the essential skills needed to succeed in today’s world. Volunteers are an important part of our service delivery, along with a small professional staff.
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