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Volunteer Tutor/Mentor Downtown Indianapolis

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Recruiting Organization: LYN House Inc

Volunteer Position: After School Tutor/Mentor

Purpose: To tutor and mentor one child between the grades of Kindergarten - 5th grade to help them improve their academic success in literacy and/or math.

Training: Attend a 2 hour pre-service training and participate in at least one additional 2 hour training per year. Contact Jessica Hayes at for training dates.

Location: LYN House, 1155 Tecumseh St. Indianapolis, IN

Hours of Tutoring: 1 - 2 days a week for 1 hour per day; Monday - Thursday between 3-5:30pm (times vary by student based on school schedule)

Time Commitment: After a volunteer has been matched with a student, the volunteer should commit to one or two days a week until the duration of the academic school year.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Helping the student with assigned homework if applicable for no more than 20 minutes.
  • Helping the student improve academic performance in literacy through reading and writing activities for at least 20 minutes
  • Helping the student improve academic performance in determined area of need.
  • Selecting materials and approaches that are suitable to the student’s skill level and needs and giving praise whenever the student is successful.
  • Maintaining records of the time spent with student and notes on their progress.
  • Helping the student develop confidence and a positive attitude toward learning by affirming their thinking and progress in the lesson.
  • Encouraging the student to respond to difficult materials by being supportive.
  • Seeking to understand the psychological, emotional, and physical problems that may cause a student to have difficulty learning to read.
  • Rewarding the child with a special tutoring session for their hard work once a quarter.
  • Willingness to tutor other children when needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Dependable and prompt.
  • Interested in and enjoys relating to a variety of people.
  • Willingness to maintain confidentiality.
  • Literate (professional training is unnecessary).
  • Flexible, friendly, patient and optimistic.
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Must pass background check.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training Provided

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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Sun Feb 12, 2023 - Thu May 18, 2023
04:00 PM - 04:59 PM


1155 Tecumseh St.Indianapolis, IN 46201







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