Patient Communicators to support Adult (HiSET/GED) Math Class

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Holyoke Tutor/Mentor Program

  • 1 person is interested

Become part of a vibrant learning community and help local adults get the education they need to pursue college or a living wage job.

Every year in Holyoke adults return to school to complete their high school education or the learn English, while many more remain on a waiting list. These adults study the math, reading, writing, technology and other skills they need to earn a high school equivalency credential (formerly known as GED) to fulfill personal goals, advance their careers or attend college.

High school level math classes can be particularly stressful for our students. They could use your support!

Volunteer classroom assistants work in a class providing individual and small group support to these adult learners. Volunteers meet weekly with the same class become a valued part of the class, giving students more support, and allowing them to progress faster.

Volunteers may work one-on-one with a learner who is struggling, allow the teacher to divide the class in small groups, or work with the whole class to provide practical and moral support.

Great math tutors ...
... don't have to be "math people" or have loved math in school
... are comfortable with high school math
... understand when students struggle
... are patient, supportive
... ask questions to help students think for themselves

Classes are offered weekday mornings and afternoons (evening classes and other subjects may also be available) We will work with you to find a class that suits your schedule, skills and interests.

No formal teaching/tutoring experience is needed - just good communication skills, a desire to help, and willingness to learn!

Training is provided. All volunteers complete a free 12 hour training workshop series.

6 month minimum commitment

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About Holyoke Tutor/Mentor Program


206 Maple St., Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center, Holyoke, MA 01040, US

Mission Statement

The Holyoke Tutor/Mentor Program supports the learners and teachers of Holyoke's Adult Basic Education Community.


The Holyoke Tutor/Mentor Program was established in 1991 to supplement existing adult education programs in Holyoke, Mass. We recruit, train and support a pool of tutors who work with learners already studying English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education.


We'll work with your schedule.


206 Maple StreetHolyoke, MA, MA 01040



  • Adult Education
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Tutoring


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per week
  • Interview, references, 12 hours training

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