CBTIS 40 English classes are an outreach of the Castaway Kids’ Adelante Estudiante program, which pairs sponsors with students to pay for their education with about 110 currently supported in high school and college. These Saturday classes are an informal teaching environment that stresses interaction, conversation, pronunciation and everyday usage needs. But most of all, the goal is to have fun in engaging the sponsored students from CBTIS 40 (“Centro de Bachillerato Tecnologico Industrial y de Servicios,” a public high school that specializes in technology, administration and tourism) with the American and Canadian volunteer teachers from San Carlos.
WHAT THEY NEED: Volunteers to assist the lead teacher on a one-to-one or small-group basis. You will be given a lesson or exercise to work with. The classes are from 10:30 a.m. until noon each Saturday, November through March. Volunteers can join for any amount of time and do not need to know Spanish or have a teaching background.
CONTACT: Founded by LeeAnn Wehr in 2009, the group is now led by Cherie Althauser. She can be reached through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-880-8967 (U.S. cell) or 622-125-9919 (Mexico cell).
LOCATION: In Guaymas, behind the main sports stadium (Unidad Deportiva). The volunteers carpool from San Carlos.