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For Love of Children--Coach and Tutor MS and HS Students to Succeed in School

  • For Love of Children 1763 Columbia Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

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.

Tutoring Volunteer Opportunity

As a tutor in the Neighborhood Tutoring Program, you’ll work one-on-one with a specific student each week. You’ll use research-proven curricula to help your student gain grade-level equivalency in reading or math. NTP takes a foundational approach to tutoring, which means that instead of helping a student on their current homework, we identify their actual skill level and help them to fill their knowledge gap. Because students have to demonstrate concept mastery before they can move on to the next step in the curriculum, you and your student can easily see the progress that s/he is making.

2018-2019 School Year volunteer times/days:
FLOC Main Office
Tuesday Night Reading, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday Night Math, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday Morning Math, 10:00am-12:00pm
Saturday Afternoon Reading, 1:30pm-3:30pm

FLOC Off Site Partners
Wednesday Night Reading at Sitar Arts Center, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday Night Math at Golden Rule Apartments, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Scholars Coach Volunteer Opportunities:
As a middle school or high school coach, you will (under supervision of Scholars staff) help facilitate small groups of 3-5 students in 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th grade. Throughout the year you will run small group activities, share your own postsecondary and career experiences, and facilitate dialogue about topics being covered in workshop. Past topics include: academic success, social and emotional intelligences, career awareness, and civic issues facing DC youth. Finally, you will support the Scholars program in fostering an environment that promotes positive behavior and group cohesion.

As a SAT coach, you’ll tutor a group of 3-4 11th grade Scholars in Math or English/Language Arts (ELA) as they prepare for the SAT. Throughout the semester, Coaches will facilitate fun and engaging lessons that build students’ skills and confidence for the exam. You’ll play an active role in lesson plan delivery and student engagement. Staff will provide SAT Coaches with training, resources, and a guiding curriculum to follow, and will also be on hand during workshop to provide support. The commitment is once a week from October through February, with the option to continue in the program afterward. SAT coaches should have a strong math or ELA content background.

Starting in a Scholar’s senior year, Postsecondary Coaches will work with a small group of students to support them through the application process for a four-year, two-year or vocational school. Throughout the fall semester, Coaches will work closely with their student to help complete important college application and financial aid milestones. During the spring semester, Coaches help with financial aid forms, scholarship application, and enrollment forms. Coaches continue to provide encouragement and light-touch support to students through occasional check-ins by email, phone, and text throughout their first year of postsecondary education.

2018-2019 School Year days and times:
Mondays, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Contact: DeLante Fludd, Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator / 202.349.3512 /