Passionate about education? Become a Study Buddy in Edina!


Published:

01/02/2018

Times of day

Weekday Evenings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

3280 West 76th Street
Edina
Minnesota
55435
United States

Description

One-on-one tutoring is the best kind of educational support for students who need it. Our Study Buddies program is designed to meet that widespread need by providing a structured, academic-focused program in which each youth and tutor are specifically matched. Volunteers who can commit to this program get the satisfaction of knowing they truly are playing a meaningful role in supporting the success of a young person.  


Time Commitment:

  • Tuesdays, 5:40 - 7:10, until the end of the school year (late-May)


What do Study Buddy Tutors do?

  • Work 1:1 with a matched student 1.5 hours each week for the duration of the academic school year (the commitment is at least 1 academic year, although many pairs stay matched for multiple years)
  • Strengthen the student’s academic skills by tutoring them through provided activities as well as general homework
  • Build a positive relationship with the student to support their social and emotional development
  • Work as a team with staff to help create and maintain a safe and supportive environment 


What are we looking for in a Study Buddy Tutor?

  • Commitment to regular weekly attendance
  • Enthusiasm for helping young people learn
  • Ability to assist with academics
  • Strong positive role-modeling skills
  • Proactive communication with program staff about questions, concerns, and scheduling
  • Interest in working with students from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and academic backgrounds in a housing-based setting


What are benefits to and supports for Study Buddy Tutors?

  • Orientation and training provided prior to program start
  • On-site guidance, encouragement, and coaching from CommonBond staff
  • Relevant ongoing trainings during the academic year
  • Experience in working with diverse groups of youth and supporting their math, literacy, social and life skills 

Benefits

Training Provided

We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply


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