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ESL Instructor Needed: Guide High Performing Students from Low Income Families to Dream Schools

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Minds Matter of Seattle

  • 8 people are interested
Minds Matter

Guide highly motivated high school students from low-income families through a structured writing and critical thinking program involving writing instruction and essay review to take their skills from basic to intermediate and advanced.

Minds Matter Seattle pivoted to serve students virtually for the end of the 2019-2020 school year due to the pandemic. We will be serving students for the 2020-2021 school year either virtually or in-person to prioritize student and volunteer safety and comfort.

Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per week from September 8th through June 9th. These sessions are one hour long and we meet 3-4 times, on Saturday mornings, per month depending on national/public holidays.

More detail: Most writing & critical thinking advisors have a professional or academic focus in writing. Each advisor works with sophomore students in a structured group setting to help take the students’ writing skills from the basic to the intermediate and advanced levels. Advisors review weekly essay assignments and participate in the review of summer program applications. Writing & Critical Thinking Program sessions take place every non-holiday Saturday for one hour in the morning from September through June. Advisors play a crucial role in fundraising. Advisors help to recruit subsequent generations of Minds Matter volunteers and leaders.

Apply here: https://www.tfaforms.com/310839

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About Minds Matter of Seattle

Location:

901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.

Description

Minds Matter mentees are low-income, high-potential high school students. Each mentee is paired with two dedicated, college-educated mentors, who provide personalized, ongoing support over the course of three years, starting the mentee’s sophomore year. Every non-holiday Saturday during the school year, mentees attend four-hour sessions. In the mornings, test prep and writing and critical thinking instructors guide them through standardized test prep and instruction in how to write, think, and articulate themselves better. In the afternoons, the mentors arrive for two hours of mentoring, bonding, "what’s going on in the world" discussions, the "great debate" series, planning of classes and extracurricular activities, summer program and financial aid applications, college preparation, and other enrichment, college readiness, and mentoring activities. Over the summers, mentees attend academic, cultural, or leadership programs throughout the United States and the world, all funded by Minds Matter.

Minds Matter Seattle pivoted to serve students virtually for the end of the 2019-2020 school year due to the pandemic. We will be serving students for the 2020-2021 school year either virtually or in-person to prioritize student and volunteer safety and comfort.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

901 12th AveSeattle, WA 98122

(47.60712,-122.31686)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • English

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hrs per week, 3 weeks a month
  • must have a college degree

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