The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) provides healthy meals, permanent housing, and tons of other services for homeless women in Los Angeles.
I am the current math tutor at DWC. Unfortunately, I am no longer able to volunteer, and we need a new math tutor right away! This position involves teaching and leadership which is invaluable in any field you choose to go into.
As a volunteer math tutor, you will hold a regular 1-1.5 hour math session every week. It will be up to you to decide how to conduct and teach your sessions. I usually start off lecture-style, then do lots of examples on the board with the ladies until they get the hang of it. Then I give them practice problems to do individually which we go over at the end of class. I also give them “homework.” I’ve found that I need to take time to prepare each class. As you can see, this volunteer position involves a lot of responsibility, but it is very rewarding.
Most of the ladies are at arithmetic level. We have just started going over fractions. You can expect 3-7 ladies each session.
Please commit to at least 6 months. You will need to go through Orientation and Training before you can start.
If you have any questions for me, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The other contact person, Patricia, is the Educational Services Manager at DWC who will be your main contact as the math tutor.