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Virtual Newcomer 1:1 Literacy and Homework Tutor

Online Family Language & Learning

Frontier College

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Literacy is an essential skill in today's world. At Frontier College, we believe it's a fundamental right. As a volunteer tutor you will become an essential part of Frontier College - Canada's original literacy organization.

In partnership with YMCA of Three Rivers Immigrant Services, YMCA Family Language and Learning volunteers assist ELL (English Language Learner) students through virtual literacy training and homework help. The tutors will support learners from grades 1-12 in developing their writing, reading, and math skills. The tutors utilize their strengths and work online to support learners on an individual basis.

Must be 18 years of age or older to apply. There is a particular need for volunteers who speak a second language (especially French, Spanish and Arabic). Please fill out the volunteer inquiry form and then we will follow up with an application form ( and information regarding next steps in our new volunteer tutor onboarding process.

This volunteer position is currently accepting applications for our fall 2021 semester from the week of September 27 until the week of November 29, 2021

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, Student Placement
Age: 18+ English Proficiency, Confidentiality

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Mandatory 2.5-hour training to be held either on Tues. Sept. 21 from 6:30pm-9:00pm or Wed. Sept. 22 from 6:30pm-9:00pm. You must attend one of these sessions in order to become a volunteer tutor. You must attend this tutor training session, along with a 20-minute interview (conducted virtually), in order to become a virtual volunteer tutor. All volunteers must have a current Police Vulnerable Sector in order to tutor.
Working Conditions: Virtual (via Zoom or Google Meet)
Accessibility: Support Newcomers

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Weekday - Evening
Timing flexible. Tutors are assigned to work with learners during a 1-hour timeslot anytime between 4:00pm-8:00pm, Monday-Thursday.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Mentoring / Tutoring, Newcomer Support
Skill(s): Coaching, Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Problem Solving, Empathy, Continuous Learning
Transportation: NONE Needed

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Emily Davies-Robinson

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