Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Volunteer tutors needed for Tubman Elementary and other local schools -- help out!

What's a great way to help kids succeed in life? Education! And to accomplish that, For Love of Children, a local organization, is looking for volunteer tutors for local kids. Here's more from their listing, and click here for more info and to sign up!
Nearly 75% of DC students perform at or below basic levels in reading and math. YOU can change that!
FLOC is currently recruiting volunteer tutors for the 2013-2014 school year. Our one-on-one tutoring program helps students achieve grade-level competency in reading and math. In just 22 hours of tutoring, students improve an average of 1 year in reading and math skills while gaining confidence in their abilities.
We need your help! Each new volunteer allows us to impact the life of one more child. Training and ongoing professional support from staff are provided, so no experience is necessary! However, we are looking for a few particular qualities from our tutors:
  • Patience
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • Fluency in the English language. (Volunteers who are not native speakers of American English may be asked to tutor only in our math curriculum.)
  • A sense of humor!
  • Able and willing to commit 2.5 hours once a weekfor the full school year.
Programs are offered on weekday afternoons, weekday evenings, and Saturdays, and at sites in Adams Morgan, Congress Heights, Eastern Market/Barracks Row, Columbia Heights, and Dupont Circle.

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