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Virtual Homework Support Tutor

Online Newcomer 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 online Homework Club is a virtual homework program 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. Volunteers work one-on-one helping via Zoom students with math, science, reading, and writing.

Must be 16 years of age or older to apply.

This volunteer position is currently accepting applications for our fall session running from the week of October 4 until the week of November 29. 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 volunteer tutor 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 either of these training dates, 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 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 may pick one night only.

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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