Help a Young Adult as an IT Tutor!


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Mon Mar 27, 2017 - Thu Jul 13, 2017


85 Broad Street6th FloorNew York, NY 10004


Year Up New York is seeking individuals to volunteer their time to tutor for the IT track participants of the professional skills training program at Year Up New York. Providing adequate academic support is essential in our mission of closing the opportunity divide. Read more about Year Up NY at or watch a recent mini-documentary about us at ยท .

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide academic support in areas of IT track training to expand understanding (specific details below)

  • Hold open tutoring sessions each week

  • Provide one on one tutoring for Year Up training program participants

  • Optional participation in participant events including, but not limited to- mock interviews, presentation critique, and resume review.

IT Course/Track Description:

In this course participants receive a thorough introduction t o software, hardware and networking. Participants learn and practice skills used in preparation for the daily activities required of professionals in a business and or helpdesk environment. These skills include diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairing software, hardware, and network components, installing and maintaining operating systems, applications, and working on deliverables independently and as part of a project team. The outcome of this course is to prepare participants with the business and technical skills necessary for internships and professional helpdesk, and junior network administration positions. Through a focus on the practice of hands on installations, diagnosis and repair, participants learn techniques that produce effective technicians.

Qualifications: Candidate will ideally have expertise in the following subject matter:

Hard Skills
  • Computer diagnosis

  • Computer repair

  • Computer assembly/disassembly

  • Computer imaging

  • Network Design

  • Network Setup

  • Network Maintenance

Time Commitment: Tutoring sessions are usually held for around an hour, on one or more of the following days/times:

  • 11:30am-12:30pm during the scheduled lunch hour on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday

  • 2:10-3:30pm on Tuesdays during the participants’ Independent Study Time

  • 3:45-4:45pm on either Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday

Training/Support Provided: All volunteer tutors will meet instructors of the track they are tutoring for to discuss curriculum and will have the opportunity to attend training sessions if necessary. They would also meet with the volunteer supervisor to receive an orientation for the tutoring program where all necessary information will be given regarding schedules, information about participants on mandatory tutoring, as well as additional volunteering opportunities.

Benefits: Being a volunteer at Year Up provides you with the rewarding experience of making a positive difference in the experience of our program participants.

Volunteer Supervisor and Contact Information:

Please insert your resume in the message body and include a brief note about why you are interested in volunteering as a tutor at Year Up. This will be reviewed by the volunteer leader within a week of your submission.

Carissa Chunasamy

(646) 346 - 8534

Academic Support Associate/Volunteer Supervisor


  • Macintosh Platform
  • Network Administration
  • Security / Network Administration
  • IT Help Desk
  • IT Consulting
  • IT Strategy

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 24
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-4 hours per week

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