Boston, MA Volunteer Academic Mentor & Tutor

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Kids In Tech, Inc.

Position: Volunteer Academic Mentor & Tutor


Service Position Summary: At school or youth serving agencies where Kids in Tech hosts its afterschool STEAM program, volunteer tutors provide 1:1 or 1:2 tutoring in essential pre-reading and early reading skills, math, or science during the morning and afternoon hours. Additionally, tutors build positive relationships with their students that support, encourage and motivate social emotional growth


Commitment: A minimum of one hour per week, for the entire school year, plus additional time for required training and team meetings. Our tutoring hours are 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday- Thursday, at select schools sites, in Lowell and Boston, from September 2024 to June 2024.

Reports to: Kids in Tech’s Program Manager


Responsibilities:

Students

• Work with 1:1 or 1:2 with designated students who are identified by the teacher and Kids in Tech as needing extra reading assistance according to Lowell Public Schools and Boston Public Schools assessments

• Tutor identified students using Kids in Tech’s structured session model and approved materials.

• Model appropriate behavior for students.

• Develop positive relationships with students; nurture self-esteem and a positive attitude toward learning.


Training & Team

• Attend and participate in a minimum of 25 hours of pre- and in-service tutor training throughout the year.

• Attend and participate in volunteer meetings monthly.

Administrative:

• Maintain accurate records to capture daily tutoring information.

• Participate in two formal service reviews by Kids in Tech during the school year.

• Arrive on time (10-15 minutes prior to tutoring session) and prepared for tutoring.

• Notify the Kids in Tech prior by predetermined time about unplanned absences.

Policies:

  • Respect the privacy of students by keeping names and progress of students confidential.
  • Respect the classroom teacher/school staff by keeping observations made in the classroom confidential.
  • Agree and adhere to all Kids in Tech , school, and classroom policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years olds
  • Has high school diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Successful completion of pre-service training
  • Enjoys being with children and values education
  • Creative, responsible, organized, flexible , and self-motivated
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of volunteers
  • Completed background check as required by Kids in Tech and Lowell Public Schools and Boston Public Schools and allowed by law

Your Impact

  • Ability to make a measurable impact on students’ literacy skill development and improve their math and science aptitudes
  • Requires the learning of new skills and building new relationships
  • Opportunity to serve as a role model for students
  • Work with a team making strong social connections

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Wed Jul 31, 2024 - Mon Jun 30, 2025
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

Boston, MA 01854

(42.64603,-71.36462)
 

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  • WEEKDAYS, FEW_HOURS_WEEK

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