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ORGANIZATION: Northstar Tutoring


For more than 30 years, Northstar Tutoring’s mission has been to help low-income and underserved K-12th grade students in the D.C. area reach their full potential by overcoming barriers to personal and academic success. We achieve this by matching students with their own volunteer tutor/mentor who helps them once a week to complete their homework, study for upcoming tests/quizzes or work on supplemental education materials.

Sessions are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Teen Center in Driskell Park (3911 Hamilton St, Hyattsville, MD). Most volunteers attend one day a week, but of course you are welcome to sign up for more! Please note, tutors who are unable to come on a weekly basis are welcome to volunteer as a sub to fill in for absent tutors!

A few additional facts:

  • We accept new students throughout the year so volunteers can sign up at any point and be matched with a new student. We usually ask that volunteers commit to the remainder of whatever school year they join in.
  • No previous teaching experience is required (approximately 90% of volunteers have never taught/tutored before).
  • We work with students in grades K-12 and volunteers can request a specific age range to be matched with.
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to participate.

If you are interested please reach out to Jennifer Townsend at

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About Northstar Tutoring


1419 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009, US

Mission Statement

Northstar Tutoring’s mission is to provide free tutoring and mentoring services to low-income children living in the Washington, D.C. area. By matching students with their own tutor/mentor we help these children overcome barriers to personal and academic success and serve as a beacon - or a north star - by which they can find a way to a better, brighter future.


Northstar Tutoring provides free, year round services for low-income students living in Washington, D.C. Northstar is a unique mix of tutoring and mentoring for low-income families in Washington, D.C. Partnering with families, educators and volunteers, Northstar has spent almost 30 years providing twice weekly tutoring and regular mentoring activities to some of D.C.’s most under-served students.

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Children & Youth
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Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


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3911 Hamilton StreetHyattsville, MD 20781


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 90 Minutes per week

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