AVID volunteer tutors needed in Beaverton middle schools
September 29, 2014
AVID = Advancement Via Individual Determination
The Beaverton AVID Program teaches students the skills and behaviors necessary for academic success in high school, college and beyond.
• AVID tutors work with small groups of middle school students under the supervision of a teacher.
• Tutors are trained to use specific strategies that help develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills.
• Tutoring is held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, and times vary depending on the school and volunteer availability.
• Training and ongoing support provided.
• Community Volunteer Application and Background Check required.
AVID TUTORS: Tutors are key to the success of the AVID program. Tutors are trained to use specific teaching methodologies and materials to work with AVID students. Tutors work with AVID students in study groups and individually, assisting them in all academic areas to make progress commensurate with college expectations. Tutoring in AVID is different from any volunteer position you have held before. Being part of a program at the forefront of education is highly challenging and requires extraordinary commitment, yet its rewards are many. More than anything else, tutoring in AVID is the best preparation possible for a career in teaching or in any other people oriented job. AVID tutors assist the students achieve their full potential by facilitating collaborative tutorial groups. Tutors use Socratic questioning and collaborative learning techniques to help the students come up with the answers to their questions on their own and by working with fellow students.
WHAT IS AVID? Avid’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
For more information on AVID please visit: http://www.avid.org/