26 August 2011

Volunteer to be a tutor

Who:
Canyons School District

The mission of Canyons School District is to encourage and help every student become college- and career-ready and find a meaningful purpose in life.

AVID Program (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

What:
Canyons School District seeks third- and fourth-year college students, graduate students, and college graduates to be paid tutor-mentors in the AVID program. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a national college preparatory program whose mission is “to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society."

AVID tutors work with experienced teachers and are trained in the AVID tutoring method, which follows an analytical seminar model: tutors will conduct group tutorials that help middle and high school students think critically, ask probing questions, comprehend rigorous curriculum, and develop study and organizational skills. As role models and mentors for underperforming students, AVID tutors show by example that a college education is attainable.

When:
AVID is an ongoing program. For the 2011–2012 academic year, AVID tutors will work Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:50 am to 12:20 pm and/or Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:50 am to 12:20 pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, tutors do not need to work the entire period; they could work 8:50– 9:40, 9:45–10:35, or 10:50–12:20. Tutors can be hired on a semester-to-semester basis. AVID tutoring may also qualify for Federal Work-study.

Where:
Jordan High School and Mt. Jordan Middle School
Jordan High School
95 East Beetdigger Blvd.
Sandy, UT 84070

Mt. Jordan Middle School
9360 South 300 East
Sandy, UT 84047

Contact:
Megan Olsen
801-699-3351
megan.olsen@canyonsdistrict.org

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