Elementary Virtual Newcomer Homework Support Tutor

(Frontier College, Guelph Location)

Position ID: V-GUE3228 Last Modified: 05 Apr 2022 Last Full Update: 05 Apr 2022
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementHelp newcomer children reach their potential.
ContactEmily Davies-Robinson, Community Coordinator, Frontier College; Phone: 519-496-3079; Email: guelph@frontiercollege.ca
DutiesDeveloped to address the needs of newcomer children and youth in Guelph & Wellington County, Frontier College virtual tutors work 1:1 or 1:2 via Zoom helping with math, science, reading & writing.  
In partnership with Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington, this virtual homework club program will involve approximately 12-15 registered learners paired with an individual tutor who will support them with completing their school assignments as well as provide supplementary literacy and numeracy support. Our spring session will run from the beginning of May until the end of June.  
Frontier College and Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington run virtual newcomer homework support programs on Monday afternoons from 4:45pm-6:15pm (learners in grades 2-4) between May 9 and June 27 (no program on May 23 due to the Victoria Day long weekend). and Tuesdays from 4:15pm-5:45pm (learners in grades 5-8) between May 10 and June 21. We have a high need for new volunteer tutors for both programs. Volunteers are only asked to support one program/week.
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being ; Quality Education ; Reduced Inequality
More Info Linkhttps://www.frontiercollege.ca/Get-Involved/Volunteer/Volunteer-Inquiry-Form
Benefits- Gain valuable teaching and tutoring experience 
- Meet new people 
- Develop communication and leadership skills 
- Make a positive impact in the lives of others
ClientsNewcomer elementary students
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Public Speaking ; Team Work ; Web & IT ; Writing & Editing ; • Familiarity with using Zoom and the internet  
• Sensitivity to and/or understanding of the immigrant experience and challenges facing newcomers  
• Commitment to equity and anti-oppressive practices  
• Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds  
• Warm and friendly demeanor and positive attitude  
• Maturity and an active listener  
• Patient and punctual  
• Self-initiative and enthusiasm  
• Teaching experience and additional languages an asset  
• Application form, interview, references and police vulnerable sector check required
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours1.25 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon, Evening (4:45 pm - 6:15 pm) 
Tuesday: Afternoon, Evening (4:15 pm - 5:45 pm)
SeasonsSpring ; Minimum one semester with the option to continue.
AccessibilityNot Applicable
LocationVirtual (via Zoom)
Number of PositionsGuelph 
16 individual(s) needed in total. 
Please submit a volunteer inquiry via the Frontier College website and we will follow up with you with a new volunteer application link: https://www.frontiercollege.ca/Get-Involved/Volunteer/Volunteer-Inquiry-Form
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training - Mandatory online tutor training to be held on Tues. May 3 from 6:30pm-9:00pm or Thurs. May 5 from 2:30pm-5:00pm.
TransportationNot applicable
Application Deadline03 May 2022
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsAll interested applicants are required to attend a 20-minute virtual interview in mid-late April (times flexible), complete an one-hour online orientation training prior to program placement and attend a new tutor training session. New volunteer tutors MUST attend a mandatory Frontier College tutor training on either Tues. May 3 from 6:30pm-9:00pm OR Thurs. May 5 from 2:30pm-5:00pm via Zoom.
Social MediaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrontierCollegeGuelph Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frontiercollegeguelph/
Start DateOn or after 09 May 2022
End Date21 Jun 2022
Display Until03 May 2022
Agency Details
Organization NameFrontier College, Guelph Location
Toll Free PhoneToronto 1-800-555-6523
Address & Map
Guelph, ON
Mailing Addressc/o Emily Davies-Robinson - Frontier College 
42 Carden St 
Guelph, ON N1H 3A2