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Virtual Tutor

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, 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 details regarding next steps.

This volunteer position is currently accepting applications for our winter 2022 semester from the week of January 31 until the week of March 28, 2022 (no tutoring the week of February 21 and the week of March 14).

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 on Tues. Jan. 25 from 6:30pm-9:00pm (via Zoom). You must attend a 20-minute volunteer interview (to be held between Jan 10-21) and attend the January 25 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

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.

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

   Contact Information
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Emily Davies-Robinson

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