GED/ High School Re-entry Program Tutor
Southwest Youth and Family Services
Education Center: "Our objective is to reach each student at their current level of education and turn their deficits into abilities," Bryan Hayes, Education Center Director
The education center offers a high school re-entry program, a GED programs supportive of teen parents and a summer writers’ workshop. Sites located in West Seattle and White Center.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Education Center Tutor’s main objective is to provide direct service through individual or group tutoring in one or more academic subject. The Education Center Tutor will work with staff to understand each students’ individual learning goals and how their skills best match program need. The tutor will participate in all activities during program such as group games in order to build community and administer to social and emotional well being. Tutors will also act as mentors and positive role models for students during the program.
- Tutor students individually or in small groups to reinforce presented learning material
- Present subject matter to students with the guidance of staff using methods such as lectures, discussions, worksheets, group work or supervised role-playing methods
- Observe students’ performance, and record relevant data to assess progress
- Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English speaking students and students with Individual Education Plan
- Model and reinforce expectations for community norms and the use and care of materials
- Supervise or organize game and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental and social development
- Assist when appropriate in personal development programs or behavior modification programs
- Enthusiasm, imagination, patience, responsibility, flexibility
- Ability to commit to at least one full quarter (8-9 weeks) once or twice weekly
- Agree to undergo a background check completed by SWYFS
- Competence in at least one core subject area (mathematics, language arts, social studies, science and/or college and career readiness)
- Ability to work with high risk students and an open caring non-discriminatory attitude
- Ability to work under minimal supervision
- Previous teaching or tutoring experience preferred
- Knowledge other than English (Spanish preferred) is beneficial, but not required
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Southwest Youth and Family Services
5218 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98107, US
Southwest Youth and Family Services is a local human services agency serving the West Seattle and South King County communities through family support, education, youth development and behavioral health programs. Our programs include early childhood learning, after school tutoring, teen violence prevention, immigrant resources, counseling services in multiple languages and more. Working primarily with immigrant families, people of color and those living in poverty, SWYFS's mission is to partner with youth and families to transform their futures.
Southwest Youth and Family Services is a local human services agency focused on addressing social justice issues and creating equity for our most vulnerable neighbors. Our staff of over 75 reflects the community we serve in that 70% of our staff are people of color, speak at least 10 languages, and many live in the neighborhoods that we serve. As an organization working on social justice at the grassroots level, SWYFS is a vital component in our efforts to strengthen the community as a whole.