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Tutor a DC Student in Need (Spanish Speakers Needed!)

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ORGANIZATION: Northstar Tutoring

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Northstar Students

For more than 30 years, Northstar Tutoring’s mission has been to help low-income and underserved K-12th grade students in the D.C. area reach their full potential by overcoming barriers to personal and academic success. We achieve this by matching students with their own volunteer tutor/mentor who helps them once a week to complete their homework, study for upcoming tests/quizzes or work on supplemental education materials.

We have a number of students who attend local bilingual schools and we are in need of Spanish speaking volunteers for our Mt. Pleasant Library location(3160 16th St. NW). Sessions take place Wednesday and Thursday evenings (volunteers usually just participate one night per week, but are welcome to do both!) from 6:30-8:00 pm.

A few additional facts:

  • Students bring homework to complete with their volunteer. If they do not have homework/enough homework for the 90 minute session, Northstar will provide materials for you to work on with your student.
  • We accept new students throughout the year so volunteers can sign up at any point and be matched with a new student. We usually ask that volunteers commit to the remainder of whatever school year they join in.
  • No previous teaching experience is required (approximately 90% of volunteers have never taught/tutored before).
  • We work with students in grades K-12 and volunteers can request a specific age range to be matched with.
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to participate.

If you are interested please reach out to Jennifer Townsend at JTownsend@northstartutoring.org.

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About Northstar Tutoring

Location:

1419 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009, US

Mission Statement

Northstar Tutoring’s mission is to provide free tutoring and mentoring services to low-income children living in the Washington, D.C. area. By matching students with their own tutor/mentor we help these children overcome barriers to personal and academic success and serve as a beacon - or a north star - by which they can find a way to a better, brighter future.

Description

Northstar Tutoring provides free, year round services for low-income students living in Washington, D.C. Northstar is a unique mix of tutoring and mentoring for low-income families in Washington, D.C. Partnering with families, educators and volunteers, Northstar has spent almost 30 years providing twice weekly tutoring and regular mentoring activities to some of D.C.’s most under-served students.

For more information visit www.northstartutoring.org or email JTownsend@northstartutoring.org

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3160 16th Street NorthwestWashington, DC 20010

(38.93053,-77.03725)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 90 minutes/week

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