Spanish-speaking Classroom Assistant

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Help students from around the world achieve their academic goals by assisting Seattle World School students and teachers during class time. Seattle World School is a culturally and linguistically diverse secondary school designed to serve recently arrived immigrant and refugee students.

Position Description

We are seeking Spanish-speaking volunteer tutors to assist Seattle World School students and teachers during class time. We particularly need Classroom Assistants who are comfortable assisting with math and science, such as physics, chemistry, and algebra. Classroom Assistants will:
  • Provide academic and behavioral support to students as needed and as directed by the teacher
  • Provide particular support in math and science-related subjects, such as physics, chemistry, and algebra
  • Connect and develop meaningful relationships with students
  • Establish and maintain effective, positive working relationships with students, staff, and other volunteers
  • Provide a safe and welcoming environment for all students by exhibiting a genuine, caring attitude

Location & Schedule

  • Seattle World School (1700 E Union St, Seattle, 98122)
  • Weekdays (Monday through Friday); day(s) flexible according to volunteer’s preferred schedule
  • Classes held 8:55am - 3:45pm; we particularly need tutors who can assist during Period 1 (8:55am to 10:05am)

Onboarding Requirements

  • Volunteer Application
  • WA State Background Check (no cost, free for volunteer)
  • Proof of COVID vaccination
  • 15-minute interview
  • 1-hour Volunteer Orientation

Application Process

If interested, please contact Dakota Spear at

1 Shift

  • morning / 08:45 AM to 10:15 AM

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About Kandelia


3829B S. Edmunds St. Box 9, Seattle, WA 98118, Seattle, WA 98118, US

Mission Statement

Kandelia removes barriers to opportunities so immigrant and refugee communities can flourish without compromising values, heritage or ethnicity. Kandelia operates many programs in support of students at Seattle world School. The Seattle World School community is committed to mentoring students in navigating academic and career goals with holistic services. Our mission is to provide rigorous academics supported by social-emotional development opportunities and life skills. Our focus is to empower students as self and global advocates in our rapidly changing world.


Recently-arrived refugee and immigrant students experience tremendous barriers to success and self-sufficiency, including language and cultural barriers, poverty, interrupted formal education, discrimination and racism, trauma (i.e. fleeing wars, family separation, death of family members, etc.), and other challenges. They, and their parents, are often unfamiliar with English and the American education system, which makes it difficult to succeed in school. As a result of these barriers, close to 24% of Limited English students in the Class of 2014 dropped out of school in Washington, compared to 12% of non-ELL students statewide (Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction; OSPI). The graduation rate for ELL students is 54% (a decrease from 60% in 2012), compared to 77% statewide for non-ELL students.

Within Seattle, the Seattle World School (SWS) is a culturally diverse and culturally responsive, option-school for refugee/immigrant youth, all of whom are Limited English students. The school has two programs: one newcomer service school for new immigrants and an international high school with a specialization in English language learner instruction. In 2014, less than 5% of tenth graders attending the SWS met reading standards and approximately 16% met standards in writing (as measured by the in the High School Proficiency Exam; HSPE), far less than the District and State averages.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


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Seattle World School1700 E Union StSeattle, WA 98122



  • Tutoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Spanish
  • STEM




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 1 hour per week.

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