Empowerment Squared Published: September 19, 2014
Job Type
Empowerment Squared
Opportunity Location(s)
Hamilton Central, Hamilton East
Age range
16 >
Police Check Required
267 King St E


Volunteer Tutors assist students from grades 1 to 12 with their homework. Therefore, tutors must specialize in at least one area, (math, sciences, English, French, social sciences). The focus is academic support, but mentorship is vital in the student's overall development and as such, where possible, the students are ideally assigned to the same tutor for the duration of the semester.

Volunteer Tutors are high school students or adults with a background and/or experience in most of the areas listed below and demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with diverse cultures.
  • Experience supervising children and teenagers in a group setting.
  • Empathy and understanding of children, who have difficulty with schoolwork or other social challenges.
  • Reliability and ability to take charge.
  • Problem Solver.
  • A second language is an asset.
  • Willingness to devote at least 2.5 hours per week during the school year from approximately 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on either Tuesday or Thursday.

Volunteer Tutors' Responsibilities:

  • Meet at the designated location at a set time each week.
  • Assist students in completing their homework assignments.
  • Provide students with strategies to enable them to work on their own.
  • Provide students with positive feedback.
  • Help students identify areas of personal development.
  • Assist coordinator and other team members in the distribution of snacks.
  • Keep records of attendance, tutorial sessions and track student's progress over time.

1209 Main Street East, at London Street and/or 705 Main Street East, at St. Clair Avenue, Hamilton

Dates and Times

Tuesday: Afternoon, Evening; 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Afternoon, Evening; 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Apply - please enter either an email address or phone number for the volunteer coordinator to contact you
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