Tutor/Mentor (Salvation Army Kroc Center: South Phoenix)
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSFingerprint/background clearance is required.
Training required which may significantly delay start of service hours or which needs to be completed prior to the start of the semester.
Background checks including fingerprinting, criminal and driver background checks may be required at no cost to the volunteer. All volunteers' disciplinary records at the university will be checked. The background check process should take no longer than 1-2 weeks upon completing background check forms and students will not be able have contact with minors until background checks have been cleared.
Training: There is a 2 week training period starting the first week of the semester. You MUST be available to start internship during the first week of training in order to complete all required training and service hours.
Please inquire about internship placement prior to the start of the semester
USL 210: The available shifts require more than 70 hours per semester. USL 210 students must be willing to put in the extra hours.
USL 410: The 2-day shift options below total about 80 hours. USL 410 students will either have to complete an additional 20 hours of service or select the 4-day shift option (totaling about 160 hours) in order to fulfill their service-hour requirement.
Students must select one of the following schedule options:
- Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-6:45
- Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-6:45
- Monday-Thursday, 3:00-6:45
Summer only - Monday-Thursday 1:30pm-4:45pm
- Must enjoy working with children
- No tutoring experience necessary - we provide training
- Must be available 2 days a week in the afternoon
- Must show up consistently and be prepared to work
- Transportation is not a requirement as we provide shuttles from the Tempe campus
Youth II: 5-11 years (K-6th grades)
Youth III: 11-14 years (6th-9th grades)
Youth: Direct Interaction
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
USL Afterschool Tutoring offers ASU students the opportunity to tutor and mentor children in a structured program as part of a group of 10-25 tutors. Tutors are assigned 2-3 children and work with them in one-on-one or two-on-one tutoring sessions. Tutors help children with their homework and create and implement fun educational activities in reading, writing and math.Tutors work with the same 2-3 children the entire semester, allowing the formation of a close, mentoring relationship.
This opportunity is great for Education majors, or anyone who enjoys working with children. You have the chance to be creative, be a mentor and help a child become a life long learner! Transportation is available between the tutoring site and the Tempe campus.
Children, ages 5-14, from low-income areas and Title I schools attending the Salvation Army South Mountain in South Phoenix.
Arizona consistently ranks toward the bottom of the list of all 50 states in K-12 Education and overall child well-being. Children living in low-income areas may not have access to help with homework and out-of-school tutoring to help increase their academic success, this being one of many reasons why low-income students have higher high school drop out rates than their middle and upperclass peers. These children also have lower rates of attending college and even lower rates for completing college.
Interns have the chance to work with the same students for about 80+ hours during the course of the semester to help build their literacy and math skills and to ensure academic success. Because of the one-on-one setting ASU students will become mentors helping to build good character and college-going expectations in their tutees.