Volunteer After School Tutor
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Description of our After-School Program:
Our center, Enlightened Buddha Temple (EBT), offers a free After-School Program for K-8 students to learn, grow, have fun, and stay safe in a caring environment, including an academic and personal developments through tutoring service and creating mindful activities. To excel students’ academic success, we assist K-8 students in doing their homework in all subjects such as Math, Science, Reading, and Writing, as well as preparing for Texas Academic State Standard tests. Besides, our center offers mindfulness practices for them in a few minutes of breath meditation and body scan to relax their body and mind after a hectic and tiresome day of learning at school. These mindful practice’s goal is to assist them to regulate their attention, emotion and behaviors. As a result, they could perform better in school, reduce discipline problems, and strengthen their resilience to deal with stress and anxiety.
Help K-8 students achieve academic success by:
-Providing small group and individual educational instruction.
-Addressing targeted academic needs.
-Fostering relationships of trust among parents, students, staffs, and volunteers.
-Dedicating full efforts to knowledge gain.
-Decreasing at-risk behaviors.
-Offering a safe environment and recreational activities for program youth.
Schedules vary, but a typical day at EBT might look like:
-Parents drop their children at the center.
-EBT staff greet and record the students’ attendance.
-Students wash hands and have a snack while catching up with friends.
-Students gather at the meditation hall on the second floor to do meditation and body scan.
-Staffs lead students starting to do homework and reading.
-Physical activity: If weather permitting, we’ll head outdoors to play.
-Enrichment activity: We provide educational activity options based on Texas Academic State Standards, as well as other social activities.
-We may include more physical activity before parents arrive to sign their children out for the day.
Important Responsibilities of a Volunteer Tutor:
The Volunteer After-School Tutor may perform, but is not limited to:
-Work with an assigned K-8 student or small group of students to provide the assistance in one or more academic subjects such as reading, writing, math, science, etc.
-Assist students to develop a better understanding of daily in-class and homework assignments.
-Clarify with students what they need help with.
-Provide subject knowledge without answering the questions for students.
-Assisting students with basic computer skills, and coach them in identifying resources to complete assignments and take the State’s required tests by helping them access resources such as textbooks, online databases and resources.
-Track student progress and report weekly to program coordinators.
-In the presence of a staff, maintain a safe and fun environment for all students.
-Review completed assignments and suggest ways to improve or supplement assignments.
-Provide positive feedback on the student’s progress and encourage the student’s continued focus on academic excellence.
-Build relationships and trust with parents, students, and the staff.
-Set up and clean up the workspace.
-With the guidance of the Center’s staff:
-Complete incidence reports and any other necessary forms regarding child safety.
-Organize recreation and arts & craft activities.
-Monitor students’ behavior.
-Mentor and provide positive role modeling.
Length of Appointment:
-Will serve for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.
-Is eligible to continue in the 2019/2020 school year with approval from the director of tutors.
-A minimum commitment of 2 hours, and no more than 8 hours per week, for each week that school is in session.
-Arrive 5 minutes before the shift.
-Preferable having a background in education K-12 teaching/special education; however, all are welcome to apply.
-Should be at least 17 years old.
-Should be mature, motivated, patient, adaptable, and demonstrate a positive demeanor at all times.
-Should pass a criminal history record check, and comfortable working with diverse populations.
-Preferable having experience working with children.
-Have a friendly and approachable manners.
-Command communication skills (bilingual highly desirable).
-Have a willingness to commit to a schedule and communicate about schedule conflicts (24 hour notice if possible).
-Respect of diverse lifestyles, cultures, religions and values.
-Teens must be in 11th grade or up, with a B GPA or above, and provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher.
Reports to: Director of Tutors, Long Pham (713-992-4013).
Support Provided: The director of volunteers is available on an ongoing basis to answer questions and provide other assistance as needed.
By offering your knowledge, patience, encouragement, and skills, you will:
-Give students access to resources to advance their education.
-Assist students excel their educational goal.
-Help to build a lifelong learning community.
-Gain job skills and add to your resume.
-Teens earn community service hours.
If you love children and if you are in tune with our described mission, come and join us for helping students to develop their study skills and personal growth. Please email us at email@example.com to have further information and application for this Volunteer After School Tutor opportunity. Or, click here to view program's information and download the application:
Location: Enlightened Buddha Temple; 10022 Gaines Rd., Sugar Land, TX 77498.
*Enlightened Buddha Temple (EBT) is a non-profit organization that runs several social and educational programs, including homeless assistance, ESL and Citizenship classes, etc.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About ENLIGHTENED BUDDHA TEMPLE
10022 GAINES RD, SUGAR LAND, TX 77498, US
The corporation is a non-profit organization and is not organized for a private gain of any person. It is also organized under the Religious non-profit Corporation Law exclusively for religious purposes.
The specific purpose of this corporation is to provide education and charitable enhancement to the communities.
We'll work with your schedule.
10022 Gaines RoadSugar LandSugar Land, TX 77498
- Math / Science Instruction
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading / Writing
- Computer Science
- People Skills
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17
- Position Title: Volunteer After-School Tutor. Program Hours: Monday-Friday; 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Commitment: 1 Day/ 2 hours Per Week (must be consistent day per semester)
- -Complete all required documents. -Complete a criminal background check. -Pass a TB test. -Attend Monthly Volunteer Meetings and/or individual and group supervision. -Commit to a minimum of 1 day per week, from 5pm to 7pm, Monday through Friday.