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Friend of Compass - College Algebra Tutor

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Recruiting Organization: Catholic Charities (Archdiocese of Washington, DC)

COMPASS is a neighbourhood-based, web-accessible and mobile program serving residents of the District of Columbia for the purpose of decreasing poverty in our Nation’s Capital. With a focus on serving Ward 7 & 8 residents, Compass connects, supports, and works with individuals and/or families to reach self-identified goals. We are committed to the idea that members navigate their own journey, and that we are here to accompany them.

With the support of a math tutor, learners can reach their educational goals that in return have a long-lasting impact on their families and communities. Volunteer math tutors will aid in the Compass program mission to build long-lasting relationships in the community we serve and assist members with reaching set goals

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Encourage and support the adult learner by helping them develop confidence and a positive attitude about learning
  • Meet with the adult learner at least twice a week
  • Be willing to have a conversation with the adult learner and Compass Partners to select materials and approaches that are suitable for the adult learner’s ability and needs
  • Monthly planning session with Compass partner(s) and adult learner


  • Must be 18 years or old
  • Flexible schedule
  • Must be dependable and prompt
  • Be willing to maintain the confidentiality of the adult learner
  • Have good listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; have basic computer skills
  • Have a college degree
  • Have experience teaching

Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics:

  • Patient
  • Energetic about learning
  • Friendly
  • Have some experience tutoring

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Increased community awareness regarding educational needs in Ward 7 & Ward 8
  • Work experience- experience working with the aging population and mentoring/tutoring experience
  • Networking opportunities with other sectors of Catholic Charities
  • Hone and development tutoring/mentoring, educational and communication skills


  • Compass Partner(s) will be available via phone or email if the volunteer needs support or assistance during scheduled tutoring days.
  • Compass Partner(s) can accompany tutor on tutoring session days
  • Compass Partner (s) will provide administrative support

Time Commitment:

  • At least 2 hours a week; Monday-Friday
  • Weekends are optional as it aligns with the client and tutor’s schedule

Location: Virtual or in-person as needed

Next Steps:

  • By March 27: Fill out an application (earlier is better)
  • March 8 - April 13: Matching Expectations conversation with Catholic Charities staff
  • Week of April 20: Find out if you’ve been selected for the role.
  • April 20 - May 17: Attend virtual Volunteer Orientation and complete screenings.
  • Mid-May: Begin volunteering!

Learn more and apply here

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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