Volunteer Opportunity description
r About College Track
r Founded in 1997, College Track is a national non-profit organization that empowers students to achieve their dream of a college education. This organization exists to increase high school graduation, enrollment, and college graduation rates among students from low-income communities, thereby closing the achievement gap for students who are under-represented in higher education. Our results are strong: more than 90% of our students are accepted to 4-year colleges, 50% of our students graduate from college (nearly 2.5 times the national average for low-income students) and 85% of our students are the first in their families to earn a college degree.
r Since its inception, College Track has grown each year; College Track currently supports close to 1600 high school and college students at centers in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, New Orleans, Aurora, Colorado and Los Angeles. By providing comprehensive college access services to students over the course of 8-10 years, from the summer before high school through college graduation, College Track ensures that each of its students has the resources needed to get into and graduate from college. In four years, a College Track student receives support equivalent to one extra year of high school. In the next five years, College Track will double the number of students served and triple the number of college graduates, maximizing its impact as the premier college completion program in the nation.
r Ability to support High school A-G courses such as: Physics, Chemistry, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and/or Trigonometry, Spanish , French, AP world and US history, AP English, AP Calculus.
r Familiarity with effective study skills strategies highly desirable
r Experience working with and an understanding of issues related to racial, ethnic, class, and gender equity in education for students at the secondary and post secondary levels
r Clear criminal record check and TB test results
r College Track will provide a comprehensive training and ongoing support for tutors through e-mail updates, direct support from the Program Director, and program guidance materials.
r Tutor for a minimum of one hour at consistent times/days each week for the fall semester (September-December 2014) and/or spring semester (January-May 2015)
r Abide by College Track’s “Tutoring Program Expectations”
r Attend the bi-annual tutor training sessions prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters
r Attend quarterly tutor meetings with the Academic Affairs Director
r Conduct small group tutoring sessions with students and one-on-one sessions with students on Academic Intervention
r Assist in creating a safe environment for students to learn and study
r Collaborate with other tutors to create a productive learning environment
r Refer to the Site Director or Academic Affairs Director with issues related to students’ academic, personal and/or behavioral performance
r Monitor assigned students in areas of productivity and attendance. Report concerns to the Academic Affairs Director or Site Director.
r Submit fingerprints and TB test results prior to starting the position
r i.am College Track primarily operates along a traditional academic calendar. Therefore, hours will occasionally fluctuate depending on our program schedule. The following schedule will generally apply to the academic year from early August to mid-June.
r Mondays – 3:45-6:30pm
r Tuesdays – 1:30-5:00pm
r Wednesdays – 3:45-6:30pm
r Thursdays – 3:45-6:30pm
r Fridays – 3:45 – 5:00pm
Tutor for a minimum of one hour at consistent times/days each week for the fall semester (September-December 2014) and/or spring semester (January-May 2015)
i.am College Track primarily operates along a traditional academic calendar. Therefore, hours will occasionally fluctuate depending on our program schedule. The following schedule will generally apply to the academic year from early August to mid-June.
Mondays – 3:45-6:30pm
Tuesdays – 1:30-5:00pm
Wednesdays – 3:45-6:30pm
Thursdays – 3:45-6:30pm
Fridays – 3:45 – 5:00pm
Tags: youth, tutoring, at-risk youth, education
Contact Person: Brandon Roberson
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 6199953628
Organization: I.am College Track- Boyle Heights