Sharpen the mind of a child - be an Academic Coach


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


601 E. 5th St., Suite 300Charlotte, NC 28202


Purpose - The Academic Coach helps students develop a positive attitude toward learning by guiding them through school assignments.

Location of Assignment - Assigned school or program to be determined by Site Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and volunteer.

Days & Times of Assignment - Sessions generally take place throughout the school day or during the afterschool program. Schedule to determined by Site Coordinator and volunteer.

Supervising Staff - Site Coordinator & Classroom Teacher

Training - CIS volunteer orientation, training on site with site coordinator, and other ongoing workshops as needed

Responsibilities - Academic coaches meet with assigned student(s) on a regular basis, assist with specific classroom assignments, reinforce & supplement current lesson, encourage goal setting by students, develop ongoing relationship with student(s) through dialogue, serve as a role model, and communicate regularly with teacher about student's progress. Responsibilities may be less intensive, such as those of a Reading Buddy, who may listen while an elementary student reads a book aloud. Other responsbilities may require more in-depth guidance and tutoring. Teachers may assign specific tasks, or exercises may follow a supplemental curriculum.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 45-60 min. weekly through end of school year
  •, possible session times between 7:30am - 4:00pm

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