Azteca Academic Support Interns
Volunteer Initiative Program
The Aztecas Youth Soccer Academy Academic Interns work collaboratively with the Program Director, Academic Coordinator, Activities Coordinator, Probation Officers and local schools to serve youth in the greater Pajaro Valley community, through educational supportive services and academic tutoring.
Volunteers are needed Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am - 1pm.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead one-on-one and small group lessons that cater to the individual needs and goals of each student.
Contribute to student learning, growth, and advancement.
Maintain a growth mindset and strengths-based approach toward student learning and teaching practices.
Utilize critical thinking skills and analytic abilities to facilitate problem-solving regarding academic case management of identified students.
Serve as a role-model for students.
Review classroom or curricula topics and assignments.
Invest in the students' well-being, health and physical, social and emotional safety.
Recognize the relationship between social emotional learning and academic performance and demonstrate an ability to teach the "whole child."
Assist students with homework, projects, test preparation, essays, research, and other academic tasks.
Work with students to help them understand key concepts, especially those taught in the classroom.
Teach skills to improve academic performance, including study strategies, note-taking skills, and approaches to answering test questions.
Conduct practice tests to track progress, identify areas of improvement and help set goals for exam preparation.
Provide students positive and constructive feedback.
Offer feedback on progress to students, parents, and teachers when appropriate.
Skills and qualifications
Possess a thorough knowledge of a specific academic subject and/or expertise in test preparation.
Strong verbal and written communication skills to clearly explain challenging concepts, provide instructions, and deliver feedback.
Ability to motivate and encourage students to improve their academic performance, using effective goal-setting strategies.
Demonstrate creativity and flexibility with personalized learning approaches for individual students.
Patience and compassion for students as they develop skills and improve their performance.
Ability to set appropriate boundaries.
Patient, flexible, positive, consistent, dependable, and cooperative.
Ability to receive constructive feedback and make any necessary adjustments to job performance.
Ability to responsibly supervise students.
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
College student or have a Bachelor's, AA, or AS Degree
About Volunteer Initiative Program
701 Ocean Street, Suite 30, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95062, US
To promote civic engagement in the county of Santa Cruz through volunteerism.
-Neighborhood Pride volunteers to remove graffiti -interns for county programs