Refugee Nonprofit Seeking Tutors (South Seattle)

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Coalition for Refugees from Burma

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Seattle In-Home Tutoring
Volunteer tutors are matched with refugee youth who need extra help with math, reading, and writing.

CRB’s Youth Program in Seattle supports newly arrived refugee and Immigrant youth, many of whom have lived in the United States for fewer than five 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 mentors who can help them achieve their educational goals and strengthen study habits, and soft skills.

POSITION SUMMARY: In-Home Mentors will provide individualized guidance in connection to school based knowledge, technology assistance, and English language practice that is geared towards school-aged refugee youth in the greater Seattle area (though the majority of our participants are located in the South end). Tutoring sessions will focus on building students’ academic skills and providing opportunities to build proficiency in English. In-Home Mentors may need to prepare short exercises to target specific academic skills (resources and materials will be provided by CRB). Mentors and students will meet at least once a week at the student’s home or local public library. Each tutoring session will consist of a minimum of two hours of instruction per week, but the specific schedule will be determined by the Mentor and the student’s family. In-Home Mentors will be expected to make at least a 6 month commitment.

BENEFITS: Gain valuable experience working with refugee and immigrant youth. Professional development and training opportunities. Positively impact the life of a young person. When requested, there is also the opportunity to earn Service Learning Credits.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various locations in SeattleSeattle, WA 98144

(47.58458,-122.30365)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week, 6-month commitment
  • Fingerprinting required by Seattle Public Schools (at no cost to the volunteer)

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