Becoming a Tutor

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

Students interested in becoming a Dare 2 Soar tutor are encouraged to sign up here and attend an upcoming info session. These sessions generally take place within the first 2 weeks of classes every Fall and Spring, and will be advertised via the Campus Calendar and emails to the student body. 

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 

This year, both in-person and virtual tutoring opportunities will be available. In-person tutoring will take place in Chester and virtual tutoring will be done via an online meeting platform like Zoom, Google Meet, etc. 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, 11:30am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-1:30pm. 

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).

Virtual tutors can schedule mutually convenient times with their tutee as well as set times M-Th between 3:30-6pm during which time tutors can work with one or more children for one hour.