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Mentor and tutor programs allow you to directly contribute to the long-term success of children and families. Choose from adult education, after-school programming, elementary reading, junior high and high school math, and more.

 

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Due to COVID-19, we are working with our partners to ensure there are tutors and mentors who can help students virtually. For many of the opportunities, timing is flexible, based on what works for both you and your mentee. Choose an opportunity from our partners and fill out the interest form to be matched with a student.

Virtual Reading Tutors

West Kearns Elementary

Sign up to be an ongoing tutor for an elementary student at West Kearns Elementary. Making sure students have a strong foundation in reading and comprehension is imperative to their long-term success in school. Tutors will meet virtually with the same students twice a week for 30 minutes. All training will be provided.

Time Commitment: 2-30 minute sessions a week for the semester. Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-10:30 or 2:50-3:20. Some other times may also be available.

 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

Community-Based Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs dozens of adults to mentor kids of all ages from the community, providing them with an additional role model. The volunteer "Big" and youth "Little" meet together 2-4 times monthly for at least one year to spend quality one-on-one time with one another. Matches decide where they will meet and what they will do with guidance and ideas from BBBSU staff along the way.

Time Commitment: 2-3 times a month for 1 year

 

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Volunteers of America

Amplifying Youth Connections through Mentoring

Join the Volunteers of America as a mentor for their community-based youth mentoring program to help youth experiencing a variety of risk factors. Mentors and youth do activities such as hiking, visiting museums, learning a new skill together, joining a rec league, etc.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours a week for 9 months

Qualifications: Must be 21+ years of age and pass a background check

 

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Mill Creek Elementary

Virtual Reading Tutoring

In third grade students go from learning to read to reading to learn, so it's imperative to make sure students are at grade level! Become a tutor and support Mill Creek elementary students with their reading and comprehension.

Time Commitment: 2-30 minute sessions a week for the semester. Sessions take place Monday - Thursday between 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Qualifications: A background check is required and all training will be provided.

 

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Bennion Elementary

Homework Help for Third Graders

Third graders at M. Lynn Bennion Elementary have been working hard all year! With the continued impact of COVID-19, receiving one-on-one tutoring can be more difficult to access but also more needed than ever. Sign up to be a virtual tutor and support students finish up homework assignments via Zoom.

Time Commitment: Monday & Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m; Thursday & Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Qualifications: Volunteers are required to complete a Salt Lake School District background check and are asked to make a commitment to tutor two days a week through the end of the school year.

 

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East High School

Virtual Math Tutoring

Learning math virtually can be difficult and students at East High would like a little support from tutors. We are looking for tutors to provide virtual tutoring for high school students in algebra and geometry. Volunteers will join a Zoom meeting and then be put in break out rooms with students as they need help.

Time Commitment: Tutoring takes place Tuesday-Thursday from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. through the school year. Tutors will be asked to commit to one day a week.

Qualifications: All volunteers will be required to pass a Salt Lake School District background check including fingerprinting.

 

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Mill Creek Elementary

iReady Math Tutor

Mill Creek Elementary is a school in Granite School District. Due to barriers some students experience, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic, having extra support in math is especially important this year! Don’t remember 3rd grade math? Don’t worry! Students and tutors will go through lesson plans together via a digital platform.

Time Commitment: Volunteers will tutor twice a week on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs from 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. until the end of the school year.

Qualifications: Background check and training required before getting started.

 

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Location: Woodrow Wilson or Roosevelt Elementary
Program: Math tutoring
Days & Times: Monday-Thursday, 4:00-5:00pm
Commitment: 1 hour/week

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Location: Sandy Elementary
Program: Math Tutoring
Days & Times: Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm
Commitment: 1 day/week for the semester

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Location: Midvale Elementary
Program: Math Tutoring
Days & Times: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am - 3:00pm; Friday, 9:00am-1:25pm
Commitment: 1-2 hours/week for the semester

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math
Location: Columbus Community Center
Program: Best Buy Teen Tech Center Volunteers
Days & Times: Tuesday-Thursday, 3:00-7:00pm; Friday, 2:00-6:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm
Commitment:1-2 hours/week

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math
Location: Copperview Elementary School
Program: Math & Reading Tutoring
Days & Times: Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-3:00pm
Commitment: 1 hour/week through the semester

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reading
Location: Granite Park Jr High
Program: Reading Tutoring
Days & Times: Monday-Thursday, Alternating days, 10:55-11:55am (day 1); 8:20-9:35am & 1:30-2:45pm (day 2)
Commitment: 2 days/week per semester

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reading
Location: James E. Moss Elementary School
Program: Reading Tutoring
Days & Times: Monday-Thursday between 9:00am-1:00pm
Commitment: 30 minutes on 1-2 days a week for the semester

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Location: Woodrow Wilson Elementary
Program: Reading Tutoring
Days & Times: Monday-Thursday, from 9:20am-2:40pm
Commitment: 1 hour/week

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Location: West Kearns Elementary
Program: Reading Tutoring
Days & Times: Monday-Thursday, 9:00-11:30am for Pre K-2nd grade and 12:45-3:45pm for 3rd-6th grade
Commitment: 1-2 hours/week

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reading
Location: Sandy Elementary
Program: Reading Tutoring
Days & Times: Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00-11:30am
Commitment: 2 days per week

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reading
Location: Copperview Elementary
Program: Afterschool Volunteer
Days & Times: Monday-Thursday, 3:20-6:00pm; Friday, 1:40-6:00pm
Commitment:1-2 hours/week

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reading
Location: Lincoln Elementary
Program: Afterschool Reading and Homework Help
Days & Times: Monday-Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm
Commitment:1 hour/week for the semester

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general
Location: South Kearns Elementary
Program: 1st Grade Friday Helper
Days & Times: Friday morning
Commitment:1 hour/weekly or bi-weekly basis

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general
Location: South Salt Lake Community Centers
Program: Afterschool mentoring, tutoring, and recreational activities
Days & Times: Monday-Friday, various after school times including after 5pm
Commitment: Flexible

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general
Location: South Kearns Elementary
Program: Gym Class Helpers
Days & Times: Wednesdays, 1:15-2:05pm
Commitment: 1 hour/week

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general
Location: Sandy Elementary
Program: Afterschool Mentoring
Days & Times: Monday-Friday, 3:30-4:30pm
Commitment:1 hour/month

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high
Location: Hillcrest High School
Program: English Language Learner Student Support
Days & Times: Monday-Friday, between 7:05am-2:25pm
Commitment:1-2 hours/week

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general
Location: West Kearns Elementary School
Program: Working with Preschool Students
Days & Times: Monday-Thursday between 9-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm
Commitment:1 hour/week

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general
Location: South Kearns Elementary School
Program: Working with Preschool Students
Days & Times: Mon-Thurs, 8:15-11:15am or 12:00-3:00pm
Commitment:1 hour/week

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general
Location: West Kearns Elementary School
Program: Weekend Snack Kit Closet and Resource Help
Days & Times: Thursday from 3:45-4:30pm
Commitment:Commitment is Flexible

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adult
Location: Guadalupe School
Program: Adult English Tutoring
Days & Times: Tuesday & Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm
Commitment:1 day/week for 2 hours

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adult
Location: Davis Community Learning Center
Program: Adult English Tutoring
Days & Times: Mon-Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm
Commitment:1-2 hours/week

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