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Virtual Writing Tutor (South High School)

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826 MSP
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Minneapolis, MN

826 MSP


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Published 3 months ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week

826 MSP operates the Writers' Room at South High School-a space for students to work with tutors on essays and other writing projects.


This is a virtual volunteer opportunity open to volunteers from the Twin Cities area. This year, 826 MSP is taking the Writers' Room virtual, providing virtual video writing conferences as well as essay feedback via Google Docs.


There are 2 parts to each shift:

- conducting virtual writing conferences (via Zoom or Google Hangouts) with high school students

- providing feedback on essays (using Google Docs) to students who are unable to come to a virtual conference


826 MSP is looking for volunteers with. . .

- passion for working with and learning alongside students

- desire to build healthy relationships and learning skills

- consistency and reliability

- enthusiasm for affirming students' identities, strengths, and imagination

- experience in (or willingness to learn about) working with students of color and anti-racist educational practices


- Access to reliable wi-fi, and a laptop or tablet with Zoom


Volunteers sign up for one two-hour shift per week, Monday-Thursday afternoons.


"Do I have to be an expert in all school subjects to volunteer?"

No. Tutors are not expected to have all the answers. What's most important is that you can work alongside students to help them find the answers themselves.


"Do I have to be a professional writer to volunteer?"

No. 826 MSP believes everyone is a writer-students and grown-ups alike! (For the record-professional authors also welcome.)


**Volunteers with language skills in Somali, Oromo, Amharic, and Spanish especially encouraged to get involved!**


**South High School alumni especially encouraged to get involved!**

826 MSP operates the Writers' Room at South High School-a space for students to work with tutors on essays and other writing projects.


This is a virtual volunteer opportunity open to volunteers from the Twin Cities area. This year, 826 MSP is…

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Opportunity
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

826 MSP

1915 East 22nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404

How to Apply

Interested volunteers can fill out the online application at https://www.tfaforms.com/4763662.

Interested volunteers can fill out the online application at https://www.tfaforms.com/4763662.

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