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1445 Hudson St.Redwood City, CA 94061


The After School tutor is responsible for general supervision of youth, planning and implementing academic tutoring in math and language arts for students in grades K-5. Instruction and activities are designed expressly to promote subject mastery, develop grade-level competencies and to teach study skills. The Sequoia YMCA has four after school sites in Redwood City, volunteering would be done at one of those sites.

General Duties

  • Help students achieve a better understanding of specific subject material and in improve academic capabilities in designated areas.
  • Help students develop the study skills necessary for academic success. Identify students experiencing difficulties and provide encouragement and alternatives.
  • Provide academic assistance to assigned students, individually or in a small group setting.
  • Acknowledge student efforts, accomplishments and progress.
  • Integrate an asset based positive youth development approach in the tutoring sessions.
  • Assist students in developing self-confidence, raising self-concept, and reducing anxiety or fear of failure in academic work.
  • Serve as a role model for students being served.
  • Demonstrate the ability to care about and give attention to participant’s needs.

After School Sites & Hours

  • Adelante Elementary School: Monday - Friday, 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • Roosevelt Elementary School: Monday - Friday, 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • McKinley Institute of Technology: Monday- Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • Rocketship Redwood City: Monday-Friday, 3:30pm-6:00pm


  • Child Care
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Relationship Building
  • Tutoring
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must have a TB, Influenza, MMR & TDAP vaccinations current

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