Raise the academic performance levels of students 14 and younger:
- Work intensively with one or two students each session.
- Track weekly progress towards academic goals and qualitative improvements.
- Measure collective success on quarterly MAP and annual MCA tests.
How to Become a Homework Helper
Check Eligibility and Locations– Choose your hours at one of our current Minneapolis locations. All tutors must have a high school diploma or be on track to graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA. If you are not 18 yet, you will have to submit a signed parental consent form.
Sign Up– Click the Sign up Button Below
Attend One Training Session– No teaching experience is required: training is provided by TwinCities Tutoring and our partners. Learn how to detect gaps and adapt to learner’s differences and needs. Patience and enthusiasm are essential; you must be committed to bettering lives through education.
Pass Background Check– See our Volunteer Tutor Screening Policy for more info.
Get Matched with Students– Work with experienced tutors and the families we serve to make our sessions ever more efficient and productive.
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Who Can Tutor?Volunteer tutors must be at least 14 years old, and there is no age limit. Our tutors are high school students who want to become teachers or simply make a difference in a child’s life; college students; business professionals with full-time jobs; and retirees with grandchildren and a natural penchant for helping young students. If you wish to tutor more advanced subjects such as high school math or science, you must first pass a relevant skills proficiency test.
How Much Time Would I Have to Commit?Tutors must commit to at least one 2-hour session each week for 8 weeks. We understand that circumstances may prevent tutors from making their scheduled commitments, but continuity with students is essential to their growth and success. Please speak with a supervisor about your time commitments.
Does it Matter When I Start?We prefer that tutors start at the beginning of a semester or summer session and working until the end of the semester, but tutors are welcome to join us at any time.
How Many Students Would I Be Tutoring?The tutor works with 1-2 children an hour during each hour of service.
Will I Receive On-going Support?The tutor collaborates with the teaching staff to enhance daily literacy opportunities. Tutors in this position will work with other tutors and the site supervisor.
Do I Have To Assess the Students’ Skill Levels?New tutors with little or no experience will not conduct assessments.
How Long Does a High School Subjects Proficiency Test Take?A skills test for any given subject you wish to teach should take no more than 15-30 minutes to complete.
If I Already Have a Background Check, Can I Submit That?Yes, so long as the background check is less than 12 months old and covers what we screen for.
*TwinCities Tutoring does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, marital or parental status, military service, or religious, community, or social affiliates. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.