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About the Position
Position # 17408
OrganizationFrontier College
Position Newcomer Literacy and Homework Tutor - Family Language & Learning
Location 800 King Street West, Kitchener, ON, Canada
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.
Description In partnership with YMCA Immigrant Services, YMCA Family Language and Learning volunteers assist ELL (English Language Learner) students and newcomer families through literacy training and homework help. The tutors will support learners from ages 5-16 in developing their writing, reading, and math skills. The tutors utilize their strengths and work either one-to-one or in small groups. This is an unique program that facilitates social development and promotes education within the family.

This volunteer position is currently accepting applications for our fall semester from October 2-November 27, 2019 (no program October 16).
Requirements English Proficiency, Confidentiality
Training Details Mandatory 3-hour training to be held at the University of Waterloo from 6:00pm-9:00pm on September 25 and September 26. You must attend one of these sessions in order to become a volunteer tutor.
Working Conditions Indoors
Duration 3 months or less
Timing Weekday - Evening
Time Detail The program runs between 5:00 pm and 6:45 pm on Wednesday evenings from October 2-November 27, 2019.
Age 16+
Ideal for An Individual, A Newcomer
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest Children/Youth, Mentoring / Tutoring, Newcomer Support
Skill(s) Coaching, Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Problem Solving, Empathy, Continuous Learning
How to Apply
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Contact Emily Davies-Robinson
Phone 519-496-3079
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