Do You Like to Chat? Videochat and Mentor Our Foreign-Born Students!
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Location: Kensington, MD, 20895, US
Project Details
Having a serious conversation!

Do you enjoy making a difference with fun and interesting conversations, and helping foreign born students over a cup of coffee or chocolate?

Your unique collection of life experiences can make a tremendous impact on the lives of young people new to America. As a Table Wisdom mentor, you’ll have the chance to cultivate invaluable relationships while helping foreign born students and young professionals with their career prospects and practice their English language skills.

It's as easy as signing up, getting paired, and starting a conversation. To join us, you must

  • Be a native (or fluent) English language speaker
  • Preferably 50+ yr old. But if not, then we ask that you have >3 years of professional work experience
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher & know how to video-chat (Skype, FaceTime, or a similar program)
  • Have 55 minutes per week, and willing to work with time zone difference of your mentee

  • After four weeks, you can decide if you would like to continue. If not, then simply let us know and we'll take care of the rest!

    Our pairs talk about everything: from sports and culture to industry-specific skills and knowledge, what you discuss is up to you and your mentee. We make matches based on the student needs to help mentors provide the most value possible. Some of the mentees in the past have attended U.S. schools like the University of Southern California and Washington University in St. Louis.

    By having fun yet meaningful conversations you will help students improve their lives by helping them prepare for their career, learning about American culture, building their confidence and fluency in English. All you need is the ability to video chat, the desire to meet someone new and to have fun talking! (Oh, and don't forget your cup of coffee or chocolate!)

    Help a young foreign born person improve their quality of life in America.

    Join Table Wisdom Now:

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    "Although our lives are so different and perhaps distant, it is encouraging that there is so much that we share trying to be our best selves and making this a better world." -- Alan, mentor

    "I feel so blessed to have met my excellent English language mentor. He always encourages me to speak out and taught me some idiomatic English which I didn't learn from a textbook." -- Zachary, mentee

    General requirements


  • Must be at least 50
  • < 1 hour per week
  • Must enjoy chatting (And know how to video-chat)!
  • Category
    Children & Youth
    Education & Literacy
    Immigrants & Refugees
    Skills Area
    English as a Secondary Language (ESL)