Mathematics Tutor

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  Volunteer Position:  Mathematics Tutor
  YMCA Location: Community YMCA (located within Saddletowne YMCA, Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot, Shawnessy YMCA, Quarry Park YMCA at Remington Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA)
  Start Date: February 2019

What does this role look like?

YMCA Calgary is seeking energetic and committed volunteer mathematics tutors, who are interested in helping high school youth in a group tutoring setting. Tutoring Table is a mathematics tutoring program for motivated high school students with an academic and financial need. Tutoring takes place in a small group setting, enabling students to receive more individual attention and ask questions while building their math skills, improving their study habits, and having the opportunity to connect with positive adult role models. This initiative has been proven to show positive results in terms of helping youth improve their academic achievement and school attendance as many youth cannot afford access to quality tutoring programs due to financial need. This program is offered at four YMCA Calgary branches and a fifth location in southeast Calgary, with no cost to participants. Tutoring Table was started and is funded by the All In for Youth Initiative through the United Way of Calgary and Area.

Group tutoring sessions are held between Monday to Thursday, after school for two hours with start times between 4:00 and 4:30 pm. Lead tutors support group tutoring sessions with approximately 30 youth and up to 10 volunteers at each session.

Volunteer tutors should be comfortable:

  • Working with high school youth in a group setting
  • Communicating with and teaching youth struggling in math
  • Engaging in a positive, strengths-based approach

What qualifications are we looking for?

At YMCA Calgary we ensure our volunteers are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals. The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Tutors must be at least 15 years of age and have a strong understanding of high school level Math
  • Experience/interest in mathematics (training and resources will be provided)
  • Experience working with youth would be considered an asset
  • Evidence of a clear Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Three professional references

Time Commitment:

  • Tutoring Table runs two to three times a week. Volunteers commit to one two-hour session each week for the full school year (September to June, excluding school breaks)
  • YMCA specific training is mandatory for all volunteers and includes tutoring orientation, onboarding, health and safety training, as well as child protection training (up to 15 hours).

YMCA Calgary offers many great benefits to our volunteers:

  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership (upon completion probationary period and all required training) – member benefits included
  • Discounted rates on programs
  • Free continuing education opportunities throughout the year
  • Discounted rates on additional YMCA certification courses
  • Optional curriculum training is offered through the Renert Centre at the beginning of each semester.

 What qualities do we look for?

Our volunteers model, and are committed to, following competencies;

Developing Self and Others: Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity.
Building Purposeful Relationships:
Relating to people authentically with their best in mind.
Creating a Culture of Community:
Gathering people to purpose and vision.
Making Intentional Impact:
Intending to make a difference every day.
Thinking and Acting Strategically:
Applying thoughts, words, and actions in service to the vision.
Applying Business Acumen:
Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA  Business Model.
Innovating:
Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY or send your resume to Sonalin Bhayani, sonalin.bhayani@calgary.ymca.ca