Truancy Prevention Program Volunteer Tutors, Mentors, Site Coordinators


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When

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

Where

50 Maryland AvenueMontgomery CountyRockville, MD 20850

About

Be a positive influence. Have a great conversation with children. Enrich and Empower Community, Society and Self. One Student, One family at a time.

The State's Attorney's Office Truancy Prevention Program (TPP) is looking for Volunteer Tutors (focus in Math and/or English/Literacy), Mentors and Site Coordinators, for the fall semester 2017 from September through December. We will be serving over 150 middle school students, and you will make a difference! 7 out of 10 children in the program experience a 60-65% reduction in unexcused absence.

The Truancy Prevention Program consists of 10-weekly meetings each semester in Montgomery County Public middle schools during school hours between the hours of 8:30-3:00. The Tutoring Program (called TLZ - The Learning Zone), is an after school program which also takes place in school, from 3:30-4:30.

Tutors will assist middle school students to acquire basic skills and meet identified goals in Math and/or English/Literacy. Helps children develop confidence and positive attitude toward learning. Encourages students to respond to difficult materials by being supportive rather than critical. Seeks to understand the problems that may cause student to have difficulty learning.

Mentors serve as positive role models for the middle school students. They will provide consistent support, guidance and motivation. They will talk to students about goal-setting, planning, self-advocacy, hearlthy peer interaction, decision-making, aspirations, etc.

Site Coordinators will organize files, student records, attendance records, and teacher reports. They will serve as liaison for school personnel and the Truancy facilitator and mentor, and coordinates resources. Participates in meetings with students and will be responsible for note taking and action plans. Site Coordinators communicate before and after each session via e-mail to send notes and logistical information and follow up. They will ensure that all players complete assigned tasks and also communicates with parents as needed.

Skills

  • Tutoring
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week for 10 weeks per semester
  • one to two hours a week

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