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MATH AND READING TUTOR FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS - 55 YRS +

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Lutheran Community Services

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The mission of this non-profit in Gig Harbor/Peninsula area is to "empower students to stay in school and achieve in life." This non-profit is a dropout prevention organization that provides reading and math mentoring programs for students on the Gig Harbor Peninsula and Key Peninsula. They have reading and math mentoring programs at a total of 8 schools in the Peninsula School District. They pair students who are struggling with reading and/or math with caring, consistent adult mentors to encourage the students' success. There is a Program Coordinator at each school who facilitates the programs and offers guidance.

The time commitment for our volunteers is one hour (for reading programs) to one and one-half hours (for math programs), once a week, and the programs run for the duration of the school year. Programs start in late September and end in May.

Reading Mentor:

Volunteers will be paired one-on-one with a student for the academic year. As a mentor, volunteers will work with their student during the session, reading with them and focusing on fluency and comprehension skills. The Program Coordinator will provide level-appropriate books for reading, activities, and games that boost reading skills. The Program Coordinator will provide guidance and encouragement to the volunteer

There is currently a need for reading mentors at elementary schools (1st - 3rd graders) for Fall 2020:

Lakebay - Tuesdays - 4-5 pm in Harbor - Tuesday, 3:45 - 4:45 pm and at another school on Wednesday 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Vaughn - Combined reading and math mentoring programs for 2nd - 5th graders:

Tuesdays, Session #1 2:30 - 3:30 pm and Session #2 3:45 - 4:45 pm


Math Mentor:

Volunteers will be paired one-on-one with a student for the academic year. As a mentor, volunteers will work with their student during the session, helping them understand basic math concepts and practicing these concepts with worksheets, math games, and homework problems. The Program Coordinator will provide level-appropriate workbooks, worksheets, and academic games that boost math skills. The Program Coordinator will provide guidance and encouragement to the volunteer. (High level math skills NOT required as most of the students are below grade level and working on basics such as division, multiplication, fractions, and percentages).

There is currently a need for math mentors in Purdy and Vaughn for the following programs:

After school math mentoring program with 3rd and 4th graders

(Thursdays, Session #1 2:25-3:25 pm and Session #2 3:45-4:45 pm at Purdy Elementary School)

* Volunteers can choose to do one or both sessions.

Volunteers will be required to follow all COVID safety protocol per CDC and statewide guidelines for Washington state schools. At this time, CISP volunteers will be allowed to mentor in our programs in the Peninsula School District, however, they are subject to change depending on the evolving regulations. We thank you ahead of time for your patience.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE AMERICORPS SENIORS RSVP (RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOR THOSE 55 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER))

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RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is the nation's largest network for volunteers age 55 and over. The growing segment of our older population is vital to strengthening our communities through their interest in helping others. As an RSVP volunteer, you are strengthening the positive impact people 55 and older have in our communities. Our focus is to incorporate meaningful volunteer opportunities that provide purpose and a way to give back to the community.

RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers as it matches their personal interests with opportunities to serve in their communities.

Current RSVP volunteer positions include local food banks, congregate meal sites, non-profit thrift stores (shopping assistants, sorters, warehouse assistant, truck assistants, retail assistants, assemble furniture in a fully equipped build shop), museums, art program in schools, assisting immigrants, English as a Second Language (ESL), reading/enrichment/tutoring/ mentorship group , construction volunteers (no experience required), and Immigration Intern, throughout the Greater Tacoma, Puyallup, Graham, Lakewood and Gig Harbor Peninsula.

We are continually bringing on new and unique volunteer opportunities.

RSVP is sponsored by Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the people it serves.

INTERESTED or have questions? Please email or call and we will mail or email an RSVP application for y The mission of this non-profit in Gig Harbor/Peninsula area is to "empower students to stay in school and achieve in life." This non-profit is a dropout prevention organization that provides reading and math mentoring programs for students on the Gig Harbor Peninsula and Key Peninsula. They have reading and math mentoring programs at a total of 8 schools in the Peninsula School District. They pair students who are struggling with reading and/or math with caring, consistent adult mentors to encourage the students' success. There is a Program Coordinator at each school who facilitates the programs and offers guidance.

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About Lutheran Community Services

Location:

223 N. Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.

Description

Lutheran Community Services Northwest, in Pierce and Kitsap County, focuses on services for seniors, including Caregiver Support, Home Care, Meals on Wheels, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), Senior Friends, and Senior Companion Program. In addition, the Kitsap County office has a Navy Respite program and the Pierce County Office has a Refugee Resettlement and Placement Program, and Senior Media Services.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Tacoma AreaGIG HARBOR, WA 98332

(47.36454,-122.6011)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Reading / Writing
  • Mathematics

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • one hour per week commitment for reading programs and one and one half hours for math programs, once a week and programs run for duration of school year from late September through end of May

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