CRB has partnered with the Kent School District to provide academic support services that will help to ensure refugee youth are successful in school and beyond. CRB provides a variety of educational support programming for students, their families, and school personnel.
Reading Program ELL Tutors will provide individualized or small group tutoring to elementary school-aged refugee and immigrant youth. Volunteers may need to prepare lesson plans and/or develop exercises targeting specific academic skills. Tutoring sessions will focus on building students’ academic skills and providing opportunities to build students’ proficiency in English.
Time Involvement: 8-16 hours per week, with a minimum three-month commitment required.
Essential Job Functions:
- Tutor refugee youth in pre-identified academic subjects: tutoring strategies should focus on increasing student comprehension, building academic skills, and be results-oriented.
- Engage children in enjoyable experiences with literature - writing, reading, and listening.
- Implement interactive, learner-centered methodologies into instruction.
- Help children feel successful by giving positive feedback and support.
- Provide feedback to Reading Program Coordinator on individual student progress and/or challenges on a consistent basis.
- Help maintain focus during group activities and programs.
- Work with students in individual or small group settings.
- Reside in Seattle Metro Area
- COVID-19 Vaccination preferred
- Prior experience tutoring youth is helpful, but not necessary.
- Cultural humility, including experience working with individuals who have limited formal education and/or English literacy skills.
- Ability to adapt to changing situations; to be comfortable teaching in a multi-level classroom.
- Adept at facilitating educational activities with individuals or small groups.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Complete daily volunteer log/time sheets and submit them for approval to the Youth Program Coordinator in a timely manner
- Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
- Ability to maintain a consistent tutoring schedule.
- Abide by all of CRB’s established protocols, codes of conduct, and procedures
- Join a community of people with similar values, built on the foundation of helping others and giving back to the community.
- Hands-on experience in community engagement activities
- Support a community-based organization to improve the lives of refugee and immigrant families in the South King County Region
- Volunteer application
- Phone Interview with Program Manager
- Orientation and background check