Volunteer Tutor



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


LYN House
1155 Tecumseh St.
United States


Volunteer Position: After School Tutor/Mentor

Purpose: To tutor and mentor one child between the grades of Kindergarten – 5th grade to help them improve their academic success in literacy and/or math.

Training: Attend a 2 hour pre-service training and participate in at least one additional 2 hour training per year. Contact Jessica Hayes at lynhouseinc@gmail.com for training dates.

Location: LYN House, 1155 Tecumseh St. Indianapolis, IN

Hours of Tutoring: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30.

Time Commitment: After a volunteer has been matched with a student, the volunteer should commit to one or two days a week until the duration of the academic school year.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Helping the student with assigned homework if applicable for no more than 20 minutes.
  • Helping the student improve academic performance in literacy through reading and writing activities for at least 20 minutes
  • Helping the student improve academic performance in determined area of need.
  • Selecting materials and approaches that are suitable to the student’s skill level and needs and giving praise whenever the student is successful.
  • Maintaining records of the time spent with student and notes on their progress.
  • Helping the student develop confidence and a positive attitude toward learning by affirming their thinking and progress in the lesson.
  • Encouraging the student to respond to difficult materials by being supportive.
  • Seeking to understand the psychological, emotional, and physical problems that may cause a student to have difficulty learning to read.
  • Rewarding the child with a special tutoring session for their hard work once a semester.
  • Willingness to tutor other children when needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Dependable and prompt.
  • Interested in and enjoys relating to a variety of people.
  • Willingness to maintain confidentiality.
  • Literate (professional training is unnecessary).
  • Flexible, friendly, patient and optimistic.
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Must pass background check.


  • Training Provided

How To Apply


Application: Can be found on-line at www.lynhouse.org (bottom of web page marked “Google Docs”). Or email Jessica at lynhouseinc@gmail.com