Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

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 attend an info session. These sessions generally take place the first week of classes every Fall and Spring, and will be advertised via the Campus Calendar and emails to the student body. 

  • Fall ‘20 Information Session

Thursday, September, 24th at 5:30 PM EST via Zoom

  • Fall ‘20 Application Process

If you are interested in applying for a paid tutoring position, please complete and submit an application here by Friday, September, 25th. 

Applicants must also obtain state and federal clearances before Monday, October 5th. Instructions on how to complete this process can be found here

 

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. We ask that you treat tutoring as a job, and your job encompasses the following responsibilities:

  • Attend an information 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 [SWATDoc] 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 

Please note that the Dare 2 Soar program will continue in AY20-21 as a fully online tutoring program. All tutoring will be done via an online meeting platform like Zoom, Google Meet, etc.

There will be a mix of one-on-one tutoring where 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.