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Gowanus In Unity Tutoring

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Covid 19 has so limited the number of students that we are not accepting new tutors at this time. I hope that will change in the future.
Gowanus In Unity Tutoring's goal is to give students individualized help with their schoolwork using volunteer tutors from the community. We are a very small program. Before you read further, please understand that you will be required to submit a medical including TB test annually at your expense. In addition you will submit a resume, three references and various other paperwork. You will be fingerprinted, and there will be a background check. If this is acceptable, please read further.

We are a "co-locator" to HeartShare Saint Vincent's Services under Cornerstone at Wyckoff Gardens Community Center, a New York City Housing Authority location.

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. Most tutors meet their students once a week, with sessions lasting one hour. This usually occurs during after school hours, that is Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00.

The tutoring program culminates near the end of the school year and starts back again in September. Tutors should have an established schedule and be able to commit to their student for at least one full school year.

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About Gowanus In Unity Tutoring


280 Wyckoff Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217, US

Mission Statement

The basic goal of the project is to give students individualized help with their school work using volunteers from the community who possess special motivation and qualification.


The tutoring program is sponsored by the Wyckoff Gardens Community Center in conjunction with Wyckoff Houses of the New York City Housing Authority. All tutors must complete criminal background and fingerprinting at NYCHA expense, as well as medical and TB test at tutor's expense. Tutors must submit a resumee and three references as well. That being said, tutoring here should be looked at as more than a passing thought. Potential tutors are encouraged to visit the center and talk with the Tutoring Coordinator, Steve Shooman so as to get an idea if they really want to do this. We are a small program that has been in existance for over 10 years.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Wyckoff Gardens Community Center280 Wyckoff Street (ground floor)Between Nevins St. and 3rd Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11217


  • Tutoring




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • medical, TB test, fingerprint, resume, references (see description of opportunity for more details)

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