The Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is recruiting volunteer tutors for the Walsh Campus at 116th and Longwood Drive as well as the location in the West Loop.
Tutors may choose virtual or in-person sessions; for in-person tutoring volunteers will be required to having up to date vaccinations or proof of negative COVID test each week, wellness screening prior to entry, masking and distancing to the extent possible while tutoring a youth
According to the Mercy Home website, “just 60 minutes with volunteer tutors can help Mercy Home’s young people catch up in school, build their confidence and fulfill their academic potential.”
Tutors commit to an hour each week during the school year, helping students with homework and encouraging positive academic habits and to problem-solve when the material may be difficult.
Volunteer tutors must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma; be available the same night each week, Sept. – June, for the one-hour sessions; feel comfortable directing a student to stay on-task; have a personal computer or phone with access to the internet if tutoring virtually; be knowledgeable in multiple subject areas; commit to completing projects with youth on time; and be at-ease working with at-risk young people.
For more information and tutor applications, visit mercyhome.org/ways-to-give/volunteer/tutoring/.