Think back. Do you remember . . . as we have all been there . . . the day when after trying and trying to learn a concept - (pronounce a word, understand a story or a math equation), with a little help from someone - - it finally clicked and at last you mastered it? What a great feeling! Homework Helpers get to make a difference in the lives of elementary students by helping them master a skill/concept for which they may be experiencing a little challenge.
Choose Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the school's Parent Resource Center.
You will only be asked to help in subject matters for which you feel comfortable assisting.
Homework Helpers range in age from 16 - adult and should have advanced in school into high school or higher.
While retired educators and education majors are welcome, professional training/education is not a requirement.
Also a great assignment for adults whose employers provide paid leave time to volunteer to assist students. Students still in high school & are in good academic standing will need a Principal or Guidance Counselor's recommendation from their school. For Adults who are not already approved as a Polk School District volunteer, there is a nominal fee for conducting the Florida required background screen (only $25 - compared to the $75 fee paid by those not serving in schools). Let's help our Polk children to improve in their studies!
- Literacy / Reading
- Math / Science Instruction
- Teaching / Instruction
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- General Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- See Description
- Background Screen ($25) - see description