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Virtual Tutor - Spring session

Flexible Online Program

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 1:1 Family Language & 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 details regarding next steps.

This volunteer position is currently accepting applications for our spring 2022 semester starting the week of May 2 or May 9, 2022 and running until the week of June 20, 2022.

Position Qualifications

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

Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Mentoring / Tutoring, Newcomer Support

Skill(s): Coaching, Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Creative Thinking, Empathy, Continuous Learning

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Mandatory 2.5-hour training to be held on either Thurs. Apr. 28 from 6:30pm-9:00pm or Tues. May 3 from 6:30pm-9:00pm (via Zoom). You must attend a 20-minute volunteer interview (to be held between Apr. 20-May 3) and attend either April 28 or May 3 training session in order to become a 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
Transportation: NONE Needed

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 5:00pm-8:00pm, Monday-Thursday.

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Emily Davies-Robinson

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