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Northstar Tutoring

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 215 people are interested
Northstar Students

For more than 30 years, Northstar Tutoring’s mission has been to help low-income and underserved K-12 th grade students in the D.C. area reach their full potential by overcoming barriers to personal and academic success. We achieve this by matching students with their own volunteer tutor/mentor who helps them once a week to complete their homework, study for upcoming tests/quizzes or work on supplemental education materials.

Since March, 2020 we have transitioned our normal tutoring and mentoring program to be completely online. Volunteers still work on a one-on-one basis with their own student and pairs typically meet once a week for 60-90 minute sessions. Sessions are scheduled between the volunteer and parent and can take place weekday/weekend days or evenings and typically use Skype or Zoom.

A few additional facts:

  • We accept new students throughout the year so volunteers can sign up at any point and be matched with a new student. We usually ask that volunteers commit to the remainder of whatever school year they join in.
  • No previous teaching experience is required (approximately 90% of volunteers have never taught/tutored before).
  • We work with students in grades K-12 and volunteers can request a specific age range to be matched with.
  • We have a significant group of students who attend bilingual schools so Spanish speaking tutors are always in high demand!
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to participate.

If you are interested please reach out to Jennifer Townsend at JTownsend@northstartutoring.org.

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About Northstar Tutoring


1419 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009, US

Mission Statement

Northstar Tutoring’s mission is to provide free tutoring and mentoring services to low-income children living in the Washington, D.C. area. By matching students with their own tutor/mentor we help these children overcome barriers to personal and academic success and serve as a beacon - or a north star - by which they can find a way to a better, brighter future.


Northstar Tutoring provides free, year round services for low-income students living in Washington, D.C. Northstar is a unique mix of tutoring and mentoring for low-income families in Washington, D.C. Partnering with families, educators and volunteers, Northstar has spent almost 30 years providing twice weekly tutoring and regular mentoring activities to some of D.C.’s most under-served students.

For more information visit www.northstartutoring.org or email JTownsend@northstartutoring.org

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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Tutoring


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • 90 minutes per week

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