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Homework Tutor

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1811-D South 7th Street, San Jose, California, USA

Job Type

Volunteer Position



About the Role

A Homework Tutor serves as a positive role model and peer support for kindergarten, elementary, middle school and/or high school students. Homework Tutors may work as multi-subject or single-subject tutors in general group or small group settings or one-on-one. Specific subject support for elementary, middle and high school students may include mathematics, language arts, science and others.



  • Provide general homework assistance and more intensive single/multi-subject tutoring as needed

    • Work one on one with participants as needed

    • Help participants to understand the activity

    • Model how to do the activity

    • Support participants during transition periods from one activity to the next

    • Monitor participants during free time activities

    • Promote and stimulate program participation

    • Assist youth with goal setting and skills development

  • Create an engaging environment that fosters a sense of belonging for young people

  • Ensure student safety by assisting in set up, break down, and ongoing maintenance in an effort to keep the study or community site clean and orderly

  • Identify student needs and communicate to Site Director and/or Lead tutor as appropriate

  • Establish and maintain rapport with the participants, instructors, and parents


High school diploma with some college credit required

Strong math and english skills

Demonstrates a high degree of initiative, self-direction, and creativity.

Demonstrates strong organizational and communication skills.

Exhibits professionalism.

Maintains excellent working relationships with staff, volunteers and public.

Must be able to demonstrate ability to work with people from diverse racial/cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds.

Candidate must be legally able to work in the united states

Ideal Candidate

Experience working with school age children

Experience working as a tutor

Must be able to demonstrate ability to work with people from diverse racial/cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds

Time Committment:

Must be able to commit to Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00pm-7:00pm for a minimum 3 month commitment

On-Site work location required

Addtional Details

Submit a resume and supporting documents

Complete an online application

Submit to and pass a background check(no cost)

Submit Health Certificate with Negative TB Test (from a physician)

Attend a 1.5 hour orientation

This is a volunteer position

About the Company

B.O.O.K (Building Our Own Kids) Academy is a community service provided through the Maranatha Outreach Center in San Jose, Ca. B.O.O.K provides a positive, safe, and quiet atmosphere for students in grades K—12 to excel in their academic studies. Four levels of services are offered through the program: homework assistance, tutoring, skill-building activities, and access to computers. A mental wellness component is also available.

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