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Riverzedge Arts Needs Volunteer Tutors!

Next date is Monday, February 24th, 2020 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm (ET)
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Age Limit16 and up
Description

Riverzedge is currently in search of knowledgeable, patient, and communicative volunteers to help our participants meet their academic goals. Our participants are hardworking individuals, but some of them are in need of individual instruction, support, and encouragement when it comes to achieving their full academic potential. 

If you are, or know someone, that gets excited about the idea of empowering youth and assisting them to discover their true academic capabilities, and have 2 hours of your time on Monday from 3-5p to donate, please read the following volunteer description and requirements: 

Riverzedge is looking for reliable volunteers who are comfortable and confident tutoring high school age students in wide array subjects. Volunteer tutors will have a background in or will be very knowledgeable of either math (pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, etc), science (chemistry, biology, etc), english (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade level), or foreign languages (Spanish and French). 

Tutors will be patient, have a passion for education, and enjoy working with youth. 

Our volunteer tutors will be expected to have confidence in youth and their ability to be successful in high school and beyond. 

Tutors will celebrate the diversity of Riverzedge youth and be empathetic and respectful of all the perspectives they may come from and particular challenges they may face. 

Tutors will form positive relationships with youth and be motivated to have youth succeed, putting in the energy and work that is needed to do so. 

Volunteer duties:

  • Work with one or more youths depending on weekly needs
  • Find ways to consistently engage youth with and excite them about the subject matter 
  • Assist youth in academic goal setting
  • Be flexible with and adapt to each youth’s individual learning styles 
  • Assist youth with homework and studying in specific subject
  • Be prepared with backup activities/lessons relevant to youth’s specific needs for when they do not have homework to work on
  • Strive to make personal connections with each youth
Requirements
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Requirement Details

Required:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Patience
  • Experience with, or strong desire to work with youth, specifically high school aged youth.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledgeable and confident teaching one or more of the following math (pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, etc), science (chemistry, biology, etc), english (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade level), and/or foreign languages (French and Spanish)
  • Ability to obtain a clear BCI before volunteering
  • The ability to find transportation to our site in Woonsocket, RI. 

Preferred:

  • A familiarity with the Woonsocket educational system
  • BA, or currently working on BA, in or related to preferred tutoring subject(s)
  • 1 year experience in tutoring or education
  • An  effort to make it to tutoring once a week for two hours for at least three months. We will take one time or short term volunteers, but we prioritize those that can offer a more longterm commitment. It’s important both for moral support and in practicality that our youth have consistency in our tutors.  
Parking DetailsWe have a parking lot located to the rear of the building. Access to this parking lot is located on 3rd Ave, around the block.
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Location: There is a parking lot in the back of the building that has an entrance on 3rd Ave., 196 2nd Ave, Providence, RI 02895

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