We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team as tutors and mentors. If you are unable to offer your time as a tutor, we are also seeking individuals to assist with curriculum development and website development.
Our program will be offered every other Saturday at the Prince George’s County Beltsville Branch Library beginning Fall 2017, and twice during the week on UMD-CP campus. Tutor/Mentor Description
Tutors/Mentors work either one-on-one or in small groups with students, offering academic support in an informal setting. The main objective of tutoring is to promote academic independence. While we want students to pass their courses, it is important for them to learn to develop their skills so that the dependence upon a tutor is decreased and self-sufficiency is increased.
While hours are flexible, the tutor must be dedicated. Also, tutors must be patient, caring, flexible, organized, and exhibit strong interpersonal skills. An effective Tutor/Mentor must have the following education, experience, and abilities:
• Enrollment part-time or full-time in a community college/university/college , and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in language arts, math, and science courses.• Ability to pass a thorough criminal background check.• Demonstrated communication skills, including expressive (written and oral) as well as receptive skills.
Essential duties include but are not limited to the following:• Interact with the students and encourage their involvement in tutoring and programming experiences. • Implement approved academic learning tools for reading, writing, and mathematics.• Completing formal and informal student assessments and progress reports, per required time-frames. • Motivate classroom colleagues by maintaining a positive attitude and leading by example. • Facilitate a team oriented environment by being flexible and willing to compromise. • Abide by iL.E.A.D. Success’ Volunteer Policy and Procedure Handbook