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Access STEAM Volunteer Tutor

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  • 3 people are interested

Purpose : To provide academic assistance to Access, Inc. youth as they achieve milestones toward achieving a high school diploma or GED by building successful learning experiences, expanding self-confidence, trying new things and taking risks.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Provide tutoring on reading, writing, and STEM subjects
  • Provide explanations of curriculum elements to increase understanding and build competencies
  • Help youth develop organizational skills and preparation strategies to complete assignments
  • Assist youth prepare for tests, projects or other curriculum related requirements
  • Provide support, and encouragement as youth progress through their education and training plans


  • Prepare for scheduled sessions by collaborating with staff to plan lessons designed specifically for the student or group of students.
  • Meet regularly and punctually
  • Provide encouragement and support by:
    • Helping develop confidence and a positive attitude toward learning by affirming progress
    • Showing respect by listening to students
    • Giving praise whenever the students are successful and being supportive to work through errors
    • Seeking to understand the multi-dimensional challenges that may impact students’ learning
    • Keeping staff informed of situations that may require assistance or intervention
    • Keeping records of your tutoring hours and other metrics

Location : Tutor individual students, one-on-one, or in small groups, either at local Access, Inc. offices, or through remote electronic sessions.

Supervision : Volunteer Engagement Manager with consultative support from other Access team members with expertise in training, youth support and services. Tutors are part of a coordinated collaborative team approach to serve the youth.

Length of Appointment : A minimum commitment of 3 months. A one-year commitment is preferred.

Time Commitment : An average of one to two hours per week.

Qualifications :

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED
  • Individuals with education and/or experience in STEM fields preferred
  • Experience as a tutor/tutoree or mentor/mentee a plus
  • Patience, understanding, dependability and flexibility
  • Commitment to Access, Inc. mission and diversity, inclusion and equity statement
  • Completion of application, background check, orientation

Benefits : Positively impact students by helping them succeed. Meet new people with shared interests. Practice and share skills in training, tutoring, and mentoring. Connect with a non-profit organization that changes lives and makes a difference every day.

Support Provided : Orientation, training, supervision, volunteer engagement and recognition activities. Training in human centered design and person centered trauma informed approaches.

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About Access, Inc.


2612 Daniel Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111, US

Mission Statement

To provide comprehensive education and employment preparation services for foster and former foster youth.


Basic Skill remediation; Pre-Employment Training; Vocational Training; Computer Literacy Community Service


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations San Diego, CA 92111



  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Mathematics
  • STEM


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of three month commitment. One to two hours per week.

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