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Partners In English Language Learning Needs Tutors

An organization in Nevada County committed to teaching English to those who don’t speak the language. PiELL, Partners in English Language Learning, has been around since the 1980’s and provides a valuable service to new residents to Nevada County.

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PiELL co-president Judi Krienick says PiELL uses volunteer tutors that meet with adult students once or more per week for an hour to an hour and a half at a time. The students come to PiELL from a variety of backgrounds and experience.

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Krienick says that approximately ten percent of county residents do not speak English as their primary language, and there are usually 55-60 students and tutors active year round. Students come to Nevada County for a number of reasons.

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Many of the students desire to learn English because they know speaking the language will help them be more successful in daily activities, being a parent, and as an employee.

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Krienick goes on to say often times there are waiting lists for students wanting an English tutor so volunteers are always needed. The volunteers say is a rewarding experience.

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To get more information about becoming a tutor, you can contact Partners in English Language Learning or visit the web site piell.org.
The next two-day tutor training session is March 7th and 14th.

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