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3090 Alum Rock AveSan Jose, CA 95127


Position Overview:

The Homework Club offered at the Alum Rock Library is an important service that has grown over time. Managed by an on-site club coordinator, the Homework Club is looking for several high-school students and/or adults interested in volunteering on a weekly basis to assist local students with homework and provide a safe space for families after school.

Responsibilities (with the support of the Homework Club Coordinator):

  • Help students in grades K-8 understand their homework in a range of subjects including reading, writing, math, social studies, and science
  • Help students individually and in small groups
  • Manage Homework Club store and award students "brain bucks" for participation and hard work


  • Satisfaction of making an important difference in students’ learning and success in school
  • Learn ways to coach, promote learning, and refine teaching skills
  • Gain experience to add to a resume or college application

Training/Support Available: The Homework Coaches will provide an orientation to the Homework Help program on Tuseday, August 30th at 3:30 p.m. If you cannot attend this training, alternative trainings can be scheduled with library staff.


  • Seeking high school students, ages 15-18
  • Prior experience tutoring is a plus but not required
  • Must have the requisite basic skills to support students in grades K-8. This can be strength in one subject area or general knowledge.
  • Experience or interest working with students/youth
  • Patience, flexibility
  • Second language ability is a plus

Commitment: Homework Tutors are needed on either Tuesdays or Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm (schedule somewhat flexible upon request); volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one semester as a tutor.


  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week

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