Join our team in supporting the academic success of East African immigrant and refugee youth! Our program assists students in grades 1-12 in improving their academic skills, and we support low-income immigrant and refugee families in helping their children succeed in school. Not only will you get the opportunity to mentor students, be a role model, and teach good study habits, you will also have the opportunity to work in multi-lingual, multi-cultural nonprofit organization offering support and advocacy services to East African refugees and immigrants. We tutor at a low-income housing site in South Seattle.
You will work with a team of tutors to instruct students one-on-one and in small groups. Your goals and responsibilities will be to:
- Tutor students and help them improve their academic skills from week to week
- Mentor and empower students
- Write brief student reports at the end of each tutoring session
Through collaborating with East African tutors and students, you will have the opportunity to experience and learn about East African cultures, refugee issues, and tutoring best practices. To make the most of this expeirence both for the students you will serve and for yourself, your commitment and enthusiasm will be essential.
We offer training on cultural competency and tutoring, as well as support and resources, including a tutoring curriculum and materials. Supervisors will be available to answer questions and provide guidance and we will check in with you throughout the quarter.
The After School Program runs from 5:00-6:30 PM, Mondays through Thursdays in line with the Seattle Public Schools academic calendar. Tutors are asked to commit to one evening per week, for a minimum of three months. You are more than welcome to attend more often if you'd like, and we encourage our volunteers to stay longer in order to build meaningful relationships with the youth we serve.
- Literacy / Reading
- Math / Science Instruction
- Teaching / Instruction
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- One evening per week for atleast 3 months.