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2362 - Volunteer Online Tutors (16+) in English, Math, French, Science & Arts [ PLEASE APPLY NOW! ]
Position Address:
'Roots' OFFICE: 36 Queen Street East, Lower Level, Brampton, Ontario
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Virtual


Roots Community Services (RootsCS) is committed to strengthening and enhancing the quality of life of families and individuals, by providing culturally sensitive programs, support, resources, education and training. The goal of the online tutoring position is to teach literacy/numeracy skills (improving levels of competence and confidence) in youth ages 6 - 16 years, in the Region of Peel who require additional academic support. It is our hope to accomplish this through the support given by caring, understanding, and committed individuals who will take on the role of Volunteer Online Tutor. Be a part of educating and motivating our leaders of tomorrow!


The Volunteer Online Tutor role in English, Math, French, Science & Arts involves:

  • Homework assistance
  • Teaching/clarifying concepts in English, Math, French, Science & Arts (one or more, even all, depending on the volunteer's academic background, capacity, and schedule) at the appropriate grade levels
  • Developing in students good study habits in school and at home
  • By example, encouraging positive learning and a responsible attitude towards school
  • Providing a balanced perspective between school and recreational activities

PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY (the 'school year' is already well underway) APPLICATIONS TO BE RECEIVED by NO LATER than Monday, January 31st, 2022 . Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System may click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to register their intention to explore this role further. UPLOADING your RESUME will be most helpful. If you wish to apply, you are invited to create a confidential 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, then use the 'Apply Now!' feature. See also How to Contact and Social Media, below. Thank you!

After you have APPLIED, as a precaution, please monitor your 'Junk/Spam' email folders and leave space on your voicemail for communications from RootsCS.


Opportunity to use/enhance teaching skills/experience (add to your resume) Enjoy tutoring children/ youth and be a key participant in their academic and personal growth Work within a not-for-profit with a committed, active staff, volunteers, and programs Personal satisfaction that you will be making a difference among youth in your community Secondary school students can earn hours towards their '40 hour' community service graduation requirement


  • Strong knowledge/skills in English & Math as taught in the Ontario curriculum (Grades 1 to 10) will be considered a definite ASSET
  • Commitment/experience working with children/youth (ages 6 - 16) also an ASSET
  • Excellent oral/written English (fluency in other languages welcome)
  • Friendly, engaging (with listening skills, empathy, and patience appropriate for tutoring children)
  • In order to promote continuity in the tutoring program, we PREFER a VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT for the duration of the 'school year' (AT LEAST 6 MONTHS)
  • Appreciation for diversity and inclusiveness in your community
  • Ability to report regularly about a student's progress in the program
  • Ability to be a role model in promoting a healthy, productive learning environment
  • Creative, with problem-solving ability and perseverance in working towards positive results
  • Willingness to be part of a team, and to establish a rapport with participants
  • Ability to use the 'Google Meets' platform to engage students virtually (with access to a reliable laptop, PC, and reliable access to the Internet)

PLEASE NOTE: Because tutoring is necessarily closely involved with minors (children), a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required for Volunteers over the age of 18 years old.

SCREENING of applicants for this 'role' will be remote ('virtual') during COVID-19 (telephone/email/interview(s) via 'Google Meets')

Min Age: 16   
Police Check: Required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required

Time Commitment
This is a Medium Term (4 - 6 months) commitment starting 2022-01-24
Shifts are available Anytime

TUTORING will be 'virtual' (online) and can be in a group or 1:1, during AFTERNOON's and EARLY EVENING's. We are not ruling out weekends in terms of scheduling. Tutoring sessions parallel the 'school year' (ie. into June, 2022), and we request that applicants for the role be prepared to commit for more than 6 months, ideally for the whole of the school year, in order to promote continuity and consistency in the tutoring process.

*** Please note that time commitments may shift, based upon tutors' prep time, if applicable.


INFORMATION NIGHT for parents and volunteers to be determined

More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Communication/Journalism, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Youth Programs, Life Skills & Accessibility, Music/Theatre, Literacy, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking, Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Co-op Placements, Older Adults
Apply before: 2022-01-31

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