Why Join?

Anybody is welcome to apply as a volunteer. However, even though this is a volunteer position, being a tutor with Tutoring Beyond Borders does require certain skills in order to be accepted. Scroll down this page to see whether you have what it takes to become a volunteer tutor!

Once you are ready to apply, please read through our application process and submit your application online!

APPLY TO BE A VOLUNTEER NOW!


WHY JOIN OUR TUTORING TEAM?

Front of TBB Uniform

Front of TBB Uniform

There are many benefits to becoming a volunteer tutor with TBB. Here are just a few:

  • FLEXIBLE scheduling! You get to choose how many students you want to tutor (1 hour per student per week).
  • Beef up your RESUME and gain tutoring experience!
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE in helping students academically
  • Get your own TBB T-SHIRT and personalized E-MAIL ADDRESS
  • Apply for our SCHOLARSHIPS!
  • Gain certain PERKS AND FREEBIES from joining our tutoring team
  • Become a LEADER in your community!
  • Keep your tutoring skills SHARP
  • Gain RECOGNITION! You will be listed on our website as a TBB tutor, even after you retire
  • The longer you stay, the more chances you have of WORKING YOUR WAY UP the organization!
  • TAKE PRIDE in joining a dynamic not-for-profit organization that gives back to the community 100%
  • Open yourself to more CAREER OPPORTUNITIES!

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A VOLUNTEER TUTOR

In order to become a volunteer tutor with TBB, the requirements are as follows:

  • Be willing to work without any kind of remuneration
  • Academic Qualifications:
    • Be a university student with good academic standing in relevant subject area(s), or
    • Have a degree in relevant subject area(s), or
    • Have a teaching qualification in relevant subject area(s)
  • Fluent in the English language and have a good standard of English literacy and oral communication skills
  • Possess certain personal attributes suitable for a tutoring position: patience, reliability, responsibility, respect, compassion
  • Be able to obtain a Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
  • Pass an interview with a member of the Executive Team

Back of TBB Uniform

Back of TBB Uniform

WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS A TUTOR?

Please check out our tutoring policies so that you know the do’s and don’ts for both students and tutors.

As a TBB Tutor, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Be committed to tutoring student(s) on a regular basis
    • Minimum one student
    • Time commitment of one hour per student per week
  • Use your TBB e-mail address for all communications related to TBB (especially with your students)
    • Check this e-mail frequently! Either check your e-mail directly or forward it to your personal e-mail so that you can stay in the loop.
  • Wear your TBB T-shirt uniform and I.D. badge for all Match-Up Meetings and tutoring lessons
  • Be on time and inform the student and Executive Team in advance if you are unable to attend a tutoring lesson
  • Be willing to try to find an answer for the students from other sources if you are unable to answer the student’s questions yourself
  • Have patience and carry a positive attitude when dealing with students who have a hard time grasping concepts
  • Respect the privacy of the student and do not disclose any personal information the student provides to you