We need your help! At For Love of Children, tutors are the nucleus of our after-school programs for 2nd-12th grade students. Our volunteers serve as direct educational support and are instrumental in enhancing the self-esteem and confidence of our students while encouraging the independence and perseverance necessary to overcome any obstacle to succeed. With your help, our students can gain at least one-grade level equivalency in reading, math, or both.
Through our Neighborhood Tutoring Program (NTP), FLOC tutors students in grades 2nd-12th in the Washington, D.C. area to achieve grade-level competency in reading and math through one-on-one attention and a structured, step-by-step curriculum. 8th-12th grade students participating in our City Leaders Program (CLP) receive mentoring and coaching through our PSAT/SAT Prep tutoring, College & Career Readiness, and Project Based Learning programs to ensure they are prepared to transition out of high school no matter what path they choose.
We’re looking for volunteers to help us in the following roles:
- NTP Tutor (Math and/or Reading)
- CLP Tutor (PSAT/SAT Prep)
- CLP Coach (College & Career Readiness)
As an NTP Tutor in math and/or reading you will:
- work one-on-one 1:1 with a specific student (2nd-12th grader) once a week for two hours.
- use research-proven curricula to help your student gain grade-level equivalency in the subject(s).
- receive training in the appropriate reading and/or math curricula, which will walk you step-by-step through what you need to do with your student each week.
As a CLP Tutor in PSAT/SAT you will:
- work four-on-one 4:1 with a group of students (8th-12th graders) once a week for two hours.
- receive training and be provided with a proven SAT curriculum.
- help students increase their understanding of critical SAT components through practice. and coaching as they prepare for the proctored College Board exam.
As a CLP Coach in college and career readiness you will:
- provide one-on-one 1:1 coaching sessions with an 11th and 12th grade student(s) once a week for two hours.
- guide a student(s) through the college applications, personal statements, scholarship and grant applications as well as the FAFSA process and other activities to prepare them.
- teach students about different career paths, workforce development, and best practices for post-secondary success.
- receive training and resources to support the students’ preparedness and readiness.
As FLOC Volunteer we ask you to:
- Be older than 16 years old.
- Have (or can make) availability for two hours a week for after-school programming.
- Commit to a school year, preferably. (semester-long commitments will be considered).
- Complete a background check.
- Have fun and build a relationship of trust with your student.
Where our volunteers will tutor:
- FLOC Headquarters walking distance to the Potomac Ave metro station. (Easter Avenue metro for a scenic walk)
- Community Partner location (TBD)
To start serving with us please:
- Complete our Volunteer Interest Form, and we will e-mail you directly with the volunteer application once we open up the 2022-2023 SY Application Cycle.