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About the Position
Position # 18462
OrganizationFrontier College
Position Virtual Homework Support Tutor - Online Newcomer Homework Club
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.
Description 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 winter session running from the week of January 25 until the week of March 29. (no program March 16 & March 18 due to March Break).
Requirements English Proficiency, Confidentiality
Training Details Required 2-hour volunteer tutor training to be held during the week of January 25 2020. You must attend this tutor training session, 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)
Duration 3 months or less
Timing Weekday - Evening
Time Detail The program runs 6:15pm-7:45pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Volunteers may pick one night only.
Age 16+
Ideal for An Individual, Student Placement
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
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
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Contact Emily Davies-Robinson
Phone 519-496-3079
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