Be a Substitute Tutor One Hour/Week 4th & 5th Graders


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Fair Oaks Community School - 2950 Fair Oaks AveRedwood City, CA 94063


Los Ayudantes is an award winning tutoring group helping Redwood City students to build literacy skills for life. We are currently accepting volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year. We are currently looking for substitute tutors to come when needed from 1:45 to 3:00 on Thursdays.

Volunteers will be on-call substitutes to work one hour a week with a small group of students (3-4), providing reading support, encouragement, and sharing a love of reading and learning. Tutors help students to understand what they're reading, build critical thinking skills, and engage in conversation that helps students integrate ideas into their own lives and experiences.

Los Ayudantes serves 4th - 5th grade students in an after-school Book Club at Fair Oaks Community School. New tutors receive an orientation and training materials, and sit in on a group until they feel comfortable leading a group of their own. Groups are comprised of 3-4 students and one adult. Discussion includes helping students summarize, make predicitons, and describe characters, plot, and setting. Book Club meets together in one location. The Program Director is on site, as well.

You'll be amazed at the enthusiasm and appreciation of the students we work with, and know you're making a difference in a child's life!

Please contact us with questions or to learn more.


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour/week
  • fluent English, enjoy working with children

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