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Volunteer Tutor Position

Organization: Working Women Community Centre - On Your Mark Academic Support Program
Date Posted: 2019-07-10
Posted By: Sonia Neves
City: Toronto
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada
Primary Category: Teaching/Tutoring/Assistance Positions
Type of Position: Long-Term (3 months or more)

Description & Details

 

Working Women Community Centre is a charitable organization that provides a variety of programs and services, which help immigrant women adjust to living in Toronto. Working Women is unique in two very distinct ways- our enterprising spirit and our approach with clients.

Title: Volunteer Tutor  for the On Your Mark Academic Support Program
Volunteer Position - Minimum 1.5 to 2 Hours per Week AFTER SCHOOL OR SATURDAY. The program runs from October to May. We are currently interviewing for the 2019-2020 school year!

Volunteering Objective:
Tutors will work closely with elementary and/or secondary students within both Toronto District and Catholic School Boards and are responsible for providing educational assistance, guidance and mentoring.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide one-to-one or small group support to students in elementary and/or high school.
  • Provide assistance (in English) with, assignments, and other areas of studies where children may be experiencing difficulties, specifically Math and/or English.
  • Work in cooperation with Program Coordinators, parents and/or school staff in the selected schools to develop a work plan that is best suited to students' needs.
  • Assist in regular reporting and tracking of students' progress, accomplishments, and areas of difficulty.
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards education and learning.  Be a positive role model to your student(s).
  • Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the orientation and training packages.

Expectations/Criteria:

  • Available a minimum of 1.5 to 2 hours a week
  • Participate in tutor orientation and training
  • Provide program staff with references and permission to perform police background check.Additional Skills/Interests An Ideal Candidate Would Poses:
  • Student or graduate of a secondary or post-secondary institution  
  • EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH.  Majority of Tutoring to help with reading and writing with students below grade level in this area. (Knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish an asset but NOT necessary).
  • Ability to help students in all or some areas of reading, writing, and math. Volunteers have the opportunity to a specific subject area of strength, ie. Math, ie.). 


Additional Skills/Interests An Ideal Candidate Would Poses:

  • Student or graduate of a secondary or post-secondary institution  
  • EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH.  Majority of Tutoring to help with reading and writing with students below grade level in this area. (Knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish an asset but NOT necessary).
  • Ability to help students in all or some areas of reading, writing, and math. Volunteers have the opportunity to a specific subject area of strength, ie. Math, ie.). 
  • Interest in the field of education and/or social services
  • Experience working with children and/or youth at the elementary and/or high school level an ASSET
  • Self-motivated, supportive, positive role model, responsible and reliable.

Advantages of Becoming a Tutor:

  • Relevant educational experience
  • An opportunity to give back to the community
  • Make a real difference in the life of a child and/or youth
  • Letters of Reference
  • Teacher College Letters of Reference

How to Apply / Contact

Please email your interest with resume to contact below:

 

Sonia Neves

Program Coordinator

On Your Mark Academic Support Program

Working Women Community Centre

sneves@workingwomencc.org

416-532-2824 ext. 244

www.workingwomencc.org 

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