Gowanus In Unity Tutoring Program's basic goal is to give students individualized help with their schoolwork using volunteer tutors from the community. We feel that the one-on-one environment allows the tutor to get to know the student, and the student's academic needs.
MOST IMPORTANT; Students and tutors learn from each other.
Wyckoff Houses Community Center sponsors the tutoring program. All tutors will be fingerprinted for a background check by NYCHA and tutor will provide medical clearance including TB test. References and resumee are also required.
Details: Each new volunteer tutor is interviewed to determine his or her areas of academic strength and interest. The Tutoring Coordinator, Steven Shooman, then matches the strengths, motivations, and availability of the potential tutors with the needs and personalities of the students who have applied. The tutor and the student decide on time, duration, and frequency of sessions. Most tutors meet their students once a week, with sessions lasting one hour. The tutor, student, and parent/guardian are encouraged to contact the Tutoring Coordinator if they have any problems or concerns they cannot resolve.
The tutoring program culminates near the end of the school year.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- medical, TB test, fingerprint, resume, references