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Volunteer Tutor Position Description

Our volunteer tutors teach an adult student or small group; reading, writing, spelling, basic math and/or basic computer skills.


Volunteer tutors have several responsibilities including:

  • Understand our mission and adhere to our mandate.
  • Review with staff and students the learning goals and training plan.
  • Work with staff to select the appropriate teaching materials that suit the student’s goals, abilities and interests.
  • Plan and prepare materials for weekly tutoring sessions.
  • Tutor the student once per week for a minimum of two hours at the office or in a public place.
  • Maintain weekly session reports.
  • Assist in reviewing progress and revising the student’s training plan on an ongoing basis.
  • Attend tutor training seminars as scheduled.
  • Maintain a positive, patient attitude that encourages learning.
  • Tell staff about changes in appointments.
  • Inform staff if match with student is unsuccessful.
  • Discuss student’s progress with staff.
  • Discuss problems/issues with staff when they arise.
  • Keep record of volunteer hours, including participation at events.

Volunteer Tutors require:

  • A patient, open minded, flexible attitude.
  • A completed application form.
  • Receive training at LCYS office or in a public place.
  • Willingness to try new and creative ways of teaching.
  • An understanding of student-centred approach to teaching and learning.
  • Good verbal skills; good listening skills.
  • Good skills in reading, writing, spelling, basic math, and/or computer.
  • The ability to keep appointments weekly.
  • Respect for confidentiality.
  • Respect for student’s goals.
Additional Information

Volunteer tutors must also:

  • Attend an orientation session and interview with staff member.
  • Attend a 12-15 hour initial training session.
  • Participate in ongoing workshops.
  • Minimum of 2 hours per week to deliver training.
  • One half hour to one hour for planning and preparation.
  • Be able to commit for  12 months minimum.
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