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Virtual Tutor

Online Homework Club

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. Frontier College is Canada's original literacy organization. Through a network of thousands of volunteers, Frontier College is helping people realize their potential and seize the opportunities that come their way.

The virtual homework program is run by Frontier College in partnership with the Somali Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (SCAWR). This evening homework club was developed to address the needs of newcomers and refugees from East Africa. The program serves all new immigrants in Waterloo Region. The focus of the program is to provide academic support to students in grades 2 - 12. You must be 16 years of age or older to apply.

This volunteer position is currently accepting applications for our winter 2022 program session running from the week of January 31 until the week of March 28 (no program the week of March 14 due to March Break).

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.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, Student Placement
Age: 16+
English Proficiency, Confidentiality

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Required 2.5-hour virtual volunteer tutor training to be held on Tues. Jan. 25 from 6:30pm-9:00pm. You must attend a 20-minute interview (over Zoom) sometime between January 10-January 21 and attend the Jan. 25 tutor training session in order to become a virtual volunteer tutor. All volunteers 18+ must have a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check in order to tutor.
Working Conditions: Virtual program (Via Zoom).
Accessibility: Support Newcomers

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Weekday - Evening
The program runs 6:15pm-7:45pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Volunteers are only required to volunteer one night/week.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Mentoring / Tutoring, Newcomer Support
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Communicate in Plain Language, Computer Skills, Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, Empathy
Transportation: NONE Needed

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Emily Davies-Robinson

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