Our program seeks talented, experienced tutors in all subject areas for students between grades 2 and 8. Our program reaches students seriously falling behind in school, and they spend four afterschool hours per week focusing on academics. Most students also spend time with our Educational Specialist at least once per week to focus on literacy.
However, many of our students would also benefit from 1 on 1 or small group instruction from a dedicated, weekly tutor (1hr/week). Under the direction of our Education Specialist, these tutors will be matched with a student most in need.
Tutors work with individual students one-on-one, though you may work with a small group of students, depending on the need.
Volunteers in this role should:
- have patience and open mindedness to work with students with varying needs
- an accessible and flexible style that inspires trust and confidence
- willingness to learn and take direction
- Ability to communicate with a student openly and non-judgmentally
- Strong listening skills
- Ability to establish a relationship based on equal responsibility and respect
- Interest in needs and concerns of children who are at risk of incarceration because they are falling behind in school or have a parent currently incarcerated
- Practical problem-solving skills and ability to suggest options and alternatives
- Sensitivity to persons of different educational, economic, cultural or racial backgrounds.
- Literacy / Reading
- Special Needs
- Math / Science Instruction
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading / Writing
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- interview, reference check, supplemental training ongoing