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Tutor a Student with FLOC (For Love of Children)


For Love of Children (FLOC) provides educational services beyond the classroom to help students succeed from first grade through college and career. FLOC brings together students, volunteers, families, and community partners in proven programs that teach, empower, and transform.

FLOC’s primary volunteer need is for tutors to work one-on-one with a specific student each week, using research-proven curricula to help their student gain grade-level equivalency in reading or math.

During the school year, opportunities are available on weekday evenings, weekday afternoons, and Saturdays, at sites in NW and SE Washington, DC, and the commitment is for one 2.5-hour shift per week.  During the summer, opportunities are typically available on weekday evenings in Adams Morgan, with a commitment of two 2.5-hour shifts per week for 6 weeks (our summer 2016 program will run from June 20th through July 28th)

Volunteers don’t need any experience to be tutors.  FLOC provides training and support in the appropriate reading or math curricula, which walks users step-by-step through what they need to do with students each week.  However, we do look for a few particular qualities from our tutors:

  • Able and willing to commit for the full school year or summer term
  • Patience
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • A sense of humor!
  • Fluency in the English language(Volunteers who are not native speakers of American English may be asked to tutor only in our math curriculum.)
  • At least 16 years old

Contact: Elizabeth Metz, Recruitment and Outreach Manager / emetz@floc.org     Website: www.floc.org