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421 S McClelland StSanta Maria, CA 93454


Volunteer Tutor: Homework Help

Santa Maria Public Library System is seeking volunteer tutors to provide homework help in our library Homework Help Centers. The ideal volunteer will have a background in elementary education or tutoring grade school children, and experience with computers and tablets. Duties will include assisting children in grades K-6 with homework assignments, some of which may require using programs and apps on computers and tablets. Schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 3-6 pm or 10-1 Saturday at the main library in Santa Maria. Live Scan fingerprinting is required, and will be scheduled by the volunteer coordinator. A commitment to one year of volunteer service is desired. Training will be provided.


  • Background in education or tutoring

  • Experience with computers and tablets

  • Experience using the library catalog and collection

  • Ability to commit to one year of volunteer work desired

  • Pass Live Scan fingerprinting


  • Assist K-6 students with homework assignments

  • Help students with use of computers, apps and library resources to complete schoolwork

  • Work 3-6 pm during weekdays Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, or Saturday morning 10 am to 1 pm


  • Tutoring
  • English
  • Youth Services
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours/week for a six month to 1 year commitment
  • Patience, ability to work with school age children, tutoring ability

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