CRB’s Youth Program in Seattle supports newly arrived refugee youth, many of whom have lived in the United States for fewer than three years, who are in need of additional academic assistance outside of the classroom. The In-Home Tutoring Project aims to identify school-aged refugee youth struggling with their coursework and match them with In-Home Tutors who can help them achieve their educational goals.
POSITION SUMMARY: In-Home Tutors will provide individualized tutoring services to school-aged refugee youth in the greater Seattle area. Tutoring sessions will focus on building students’ academic skills and providing opportunities to build proficiency in English. In-Home Tutors may need to prepare short exercises to target specific academic skills (resources and materials will be provided by CRB). Tutors and students will meet at least once a week at the student’s home. Each tutoring session will consist of a minimum of two hours of instruction per week, but the specific schedule will be determined by the tutor and the student’s family. In-Home Tutors will be expected to make at least a 3 month commitment; a full 6 month commitment is preferred.
BENEFITS: Gain valuable experience working with refugee and immigrant youth. Professional development and training opportunities. Positively impact the life of a young person. Earn Service Learning Credits.
- Literacy / Reading
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Math / Science Instruction
- Reading / Writing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours per week, 3-month commitment
- Fingerprinting required by Seattle Public Schools (at no cost to the volunteer)