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Becoming a Tutor

What do I have to do to become a Dare 2 Soar tutor?

Fall ‘23 Application Process

If you are interested in applying for a paid tutoring position, please complete and submit an application here by Sunday, September 17th. You can also view the "Literacy Tutor" position details via JobX.

Applicants must obtain state and federal clearances before Sunday, October 8th. 

What are the commitments of Dare 2 Soar tutors?

Students, parents, and teachers in Chester rely on our tutors for homework assistance, and consistent attendance matters. As a tutor, your job encompasses the following responsibilities:

  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Obtain Act 153 Clearances (see below). 
  • Commit to tutoring at least once a week on a regular schedule and at their assigned site. 
  • While students are only required to commit to one semester, we strongly encourage tutors to commit to at least one full academic year. 

How do I obtain Act 153 Clearances? 

We have created detailed instructions on how to complete Act 153 Clearances for the Dare 2 Soar program. Questions about completing clearances can be directed to Sandra Briggs-Edwards (sbriggs1); questions about specific requirements for Dare 2 Soar can be directed to Ashley Henry (ahenry1). 

Program Schedule 

The program schedule at each tutoring site is as follows:

Chester Eastside, Inc. 
Monday-Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm​
Vans depart from Rose Circle promptly at 4:10PM and return to campus at 6:00PM.

Chester Children's Chorus 
Monday-Thursday: 4:30-5:30pm, 5:30-6:30pm, or 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday: 11am-12pm, 12-1:15, 1:30-2:45pm or  3pm-4pm. 

Tutors who would like to tutor on Saturday with the Chester Children's Chorus must also commit to tutoring one day during the week.
The Chorus is located within walking distance from campus at 715 Harvard Ave (behind PPR apartments).