Virtual Math Tutor – Volunteer

Position: Virtual Volunteer Tutor

Date: March 2021 – June 2021

Department: Program and Volunteer Coordination 


For ​Youth ​Initiative (FYI) ​is ​a ​non-profit ​organization ​that ​has ​served, ​inspired ​and ​advocated ​for ​thousands ​of teens ​and ​young ​adults ​in ​York ​South-Weston ​since ​1995. ​Our ​multi-service ​agency ​provides ​year-round programs ​and ​services ​to ​local ​youth ​to ​meet ​their ​needs ​and ​empower ​them ​to ​reach ​their ​full ​potential. 


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for providing academic tutoring support to high school-aged youth via Zoom. Our tutoring program operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:00pm. Sessions are divided into three (3) 45 minute sessions. Tutors will be working on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, with a minimum commitment of 3 months. Some flexibility can be provided if needed. 

Main Tasks/ Responsibilities:

  • Tutoring students in a variety of school subjects to support the improvement of their academic performance via Zoom
  • Encouraging students to develop self-confidence in performing academic work (i.e. gain the skills needed to be confident enough to attain positive and self-sustaining study habits)
  • Providing mentorship to youth that is useful and positive (such as resource sharing, academic guidance, etc.) 
  • Creating and maintaining a fun learning environment to enhance student engagement in the tutoring program 
  • Tracking student attendance and performance as they participate in the tutoring program; submitting evaluation to Program and Volunteer Coordinator as requested 
  • Maintaining appropriate and positive relations with students involved in the tutoring program


Position Requirements:

  • Some postsecondary education preferred; high school aged youth with a minimum of Grade 11 (and working towards completing Grade 12) are also encouraged to apply 
  • Strong Math, English, and Science skills
  • Able to work with high school-aged youth from diverse backgrounds and cultures, in both 1:1 and group settings. 
  • Overall knowledge and understanding of high school curriculum across several subjects; able to find and utilize suitable tutoring tools and materials 
  • Professionally engages with FYI staff and community partners; able to exercise good judgement at all times 
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and submit accurate evaluation reports to Program and Volunteer Coordinator

How ​to ​Apply:

Please submit your resume, as well as a brief cover letter that addresses the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in becoming a Volunteer Tutor? 
  2. What specific skills would you bring to this position? 
  3. What subjects are you comfortable teaching? Which tools would you use to enhance the learning experience of FYI youth? 

Applications can be submitted