Since November last year I teach English as a Second Language (ESL) every Saturday evening. I was an assistant teacher at first, but in February I got my own class with 20 students, teaching from 5-7pm.
Definitely a bit frightening for a somewhat shy person! But now I love it! :) I can talk for hours about how much fun it is and how important it is for me. I teach for LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Campus.
60% of adults in the greater Dallas area between the ages of 19 and 44 read below the high school level and 49% read at or below a fourth grade level (= 9/10 years old).