Gowanus In Unity Tutoring's 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. We are a very small program.
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. All tutors are fingerprinted at the expense of HeartShare and all tutors provide medical clearance including TB test at their own expense. Medical and TB test need to be updated by the tutor annually. References, resumee, criminal records check and various other paperwork are also required.
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 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 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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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- medical, TB test, fingerprint, resume, references