Tutor Volunteer

In person/Virtual

Part Time - By Arrangement

Use your personal academic expertise to tutor scholars in various subjects!

About the Role

HomeWorks is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteer tutors who are passionate about educational equity, tutoring, mentoring, and building relationships with HomeWorks scholars. HomeWorks Trenton is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a community-based after-school boarding program that includes academic and social-emotional enrichment activities to supplement public schools, empower women, and build community leaders. HomeWorks fosters a community of empowered young women from Trenton who strive to achieve academic success and develop identity-driven leadership skills. In order to reach their full potential and positively impact the world around them.


Tutoring hours will be Monday through Thursday from 7:00pm through 8:30pm at Rider University campus. These times and dates may change depending on the Trenton Public School calendar and COVID-19 developments. Tutors will come to the HomeWorks facility and complete tutoring in person.


If interested, please fill out the application linked above. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at volunteer@homeworkstrenton.org.


OBJECTIVE:

  • To assist HomeWorks high school level scholars with homework, study skills, and content knowledge in all core content areas including, science, language arts, mathematics, and history. The volunteer tutors will aid in helping scholars achieve their academic goals, assess knowledge and skills in content areas, provide individualized support in the academic area, teach subject-specific content and monitor scholar progress , assist scholars who are struggling in a specific content area in school, and assist scholars in improving their performance in an academic subject, becoming more comfortable with test taking, and obtaining in-depth knowledge of a subject.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Commit to volunteering Monday through Thursday from 7:00-8:30pm beginning September 12, 2022.

  • Prepare for tutoring sessions as needed.

  • Analyze information from teachers in order to assist scholars.

  • Attend tutor orientation on September 12, 2022 at 6PM.

  • Build strong rapport with scholars and show personal interest in their academic success and growth.

  • Notify the head tutor and submit your absence and substitution request on TutorMatch in advance so that a substitute tutor can be found. In the event of an unexpected absence, please send a slack message to all of the coordinators. If a volunteer tutor consistently neglects his/her/their responsibilities, the volunteer or tutor may be dismissed.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strength in either high school level mathematics, english language arts, high school level sciences, high school level history, foreign languages, etc.

  • Enrollment in a teacher preparation program is desirable but not required.

  • Interest in and comfort working with ninth and tenth grade female students.

  • Cultural competence and the ability to honor and respect the beliefs, language, interpersonal styles and behaviors of individuals.


ORIENTATION AND TRAINING:

  • The House Director or Academic Director will be available to discuss and to address any concerns.

  • A manual will be provided to tutors by the House Director or Academic Director, who will oversee all tutor volunteers.

  • A volunteer tutor training will be held in September by the House Director or Academic Director. Tutors will need to familiarize themselves with the manual, understanding the expectations of tutor volunteers.


BENEFITS:

  • Tutors will be making an impact on the scholars lives through supporting academic achievement and success.

  • Tutors are invited to engage their creativity and innovation to facilitate academic skills.

  • Tutors may be invited to engage in mentorship activities outside of the mandatory academic study hall hours.



About HomeWorks

HomeWorks Trenton, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that runs a free, community-based, after school residential program for Black and Brown high school girls in Trenton, New Jersey. We provide a space where Black and Brown girls can authentically express themselves while receiving academic and social-emotional tools to thrive despite living in a systemically unjust society.

Our scholars live in the HomeWorks house from Sunday evenings to Friday mornings and are transported to and from their Trenton Public Schools every day to ensure timeliness. After school, scholars engage in daily activities focused on academics and identity-driven leadership, eat a family-style meal, and stay overnight in our dorm with two full-time staff members. Our HomeWorks model decreases chronic absenteeism; improves scholars’ academic performance and social-emotional skills; and celebrates the power of Black and Brown sisterhood. By providing a space to explore and define their experiences, cultures, and identities, HomeWorks offers our scholars a chance to see that their ideas, visions, and presence deserve a place in this world.

HomeWorks was started in 2016. Since then, HomeWorks has built a diverse team of full-time and part-time staff, board members, and volunteers. Together, we have run five programs and built a HomeWorks community. The HomeWorks team has been honored to be recognized by Princeton University, McKinsey & Company, Echoing Green, Comcast, Hollister, TRESemmé, Camelback Ventures, Barclays, Vital Voices, The Rachael Ray Show and more.