General Education Development (GED) Tutor

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Multi Service Center

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Description: Pregnant at age 13, Sheila dropped out of school and never made it back. "Back then, I never would have imagined going to college," she says. But at age 25, Sheila took classes at Multi-Service Center and earned her GED. Now, she’s enrolled in college and planning a viable future. "I thought I was just getting a diploma, but it’s more than that. I’ve opened doors for myself."

Help students like Sheila in small group settings to pass the five tests needed to obtain the General Education Development certificate that is equivalent to a high school diploma. Work with students with varying levels of reading, writing and math ability. Tutoring takes place two times per week for 1.5 hour sessions. Sessions are a combination of instruction and a self-paced, lab structured format; tutors need to be avaliable to answer questions as needed. Flexible hours and locations.

Requirements: Volunteers must have sensitivity to the adult learner, a willingness to be student centered and respect for individuals of varying socio-economic backgrounds. Requires orientation, background check and screening interview, training and commitment to a minimum of six months of tutoring for three hours per week. GED volunteers must be willing to learn about the 5 GED test to assist students.


• Tutor 3 hours a week (two 1.5 hour sessions).

• Detailed monthly reporting to the Education Specialist

• Attend additional in-service training and tutor support meetings

• Represent MSC by conducting oneself according to the Adult Education Program policies and procedures

• Abide by confidentiality procedures


• Patient, flexible, and dependable

• Strong understanding of high-school level reading, writing, math, social studies and science.

• Respectful of people from various socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds

• Passionate about social change

Time commitment

• Commitment to tutor for at least 6 consecutive months

• Tutor 3 hours per week, 1.5 hours each session

Eligibility requirements

• Must be 18 years and older

• Fluent in reading, writing and speaking English

• Desire to help an adult reach educational and personal goals


• Attend an initial Pre-Service tutor training program

• In-service trainings as offered and tutor support meetings as scheduled


• Become an active member of the community

• Help your community work towards social change through education

• Experience the rewards of changing someone’s life

• Gain new skills

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1200 S. 336th St., Federal Way, WA 98003Federal Way, WA 98003



  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ongoing

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