Passionate about education? Become a Study Buddy in St. Paul!


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

58 Wood St.Saint Paul, MN 55107

About

One-on-one tutoring is the best kind of educational support for students who need it. Our Study Buddies program is designed to meet that widespread need by providing a structured, academic-focused program in which each youth and tutor are specifically matched. Volunteers who can commit to this program get the satisfaction of knowing they truly are playing a meaningful role in supporting the success of a young person.

Current opportunities:

  • Tuesdays 4 - 5:30, or 5:30 - 7
  • Thursdays 3:30 - 5, or 5 - 6:30

What do Study Buddy Tutors do?

  • Work 1:1 with a matched student 1.5 hours each week for the duration of the academic school year (the commitment is at least 1 academic year, although many pairs stay matched for multiple years)
  • Strengthen the student’s academic skills by tutoring them through provided activities as well as general homework
  • Build a positive relationship with the student to support their social and emotional development
  • Work as a team with staff to help create and maintain a safe and supportive environment

What are we looking for in a Study Buddy Tutor?

  • Commitment to regular weekly attendance
  • Enthusiasm for helping young people learn
  • Ability to assist with academics
  • Strong positive role-modeling skills
  • Proactive communication with program staff about questions, concerns, and scheduling
  • Interest in working with students from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and academic backgrounds in a housing-based setting

What are benefits to and supports for Study Buddy Tutors?

  • Orientation and training provided prior to program start
  • On-site guidance, encouragement, and coaching from CommonBond staff
  • Relevant ongoing trainings during the academic year (minimum 2 hours per semester commitment)
  • Experience in working with diverse groups of youth and supporting their math, literacy, social and life skills

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • One semester minimum

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