Volunteer Site Supervisor (Back up Tutor)

Volunteer Site Supervisor (Back up Tutor)

Working Women Community Centre





September- May




Metro Toronto Area


Volunteering Objective:

The Volunteer Site Supervisor / Back-Up Tutor will act as a liaison between Program Coordinator(s) and other volunteer tutors by maintaining attendance, assisting with tracking records and acting as a back-up tutor when necessary.

On Your Mark Tutors and Site Supervisors work one-to-one or small group support sessions for students in elementary and high school within the Toronto Catholic and District School Boards, providing educational assistance and guidance.  Volunteer tutors and site supervisors are recruited, interviewed, trained and matched with students having significant difficulties in one academic area or more.  Tutors and students meet after school and/or Saturday mornings for a minimum of 1.5 hours to receive help with homework, and basic literacy and numeracy skills. On Your Mark tutors operate their support sessions on a student-centered approach to learning; sessions are organized around the needs of the individual student. Extra support and resources are provided for tutors and parents by Site Supervisors. 



  • Work as a Volunteer Site Supervisor / Back-Up Tutor supporting a group of tutors and students

  • Maintain records of attendance and follow up with absent tutors and students with a phone call

  • Update Program Coordinator(s) of any volunteer absences and/or concerns that may have surfaced.

  • Participate in monthly check-ins with Program Coordinator(s) via telephone OR email.

  • Back-up tutor for one or more students when necessary.

  • Provide support and assistance when needed to volunteer tutors on site.

  • Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the training package.

  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards education and learning

  • Replenish resource boxes



Tutoring sessions are offered at local schools in Metro Toronto Area.  All schools are located close to a subway station, bus or streetcar stop.


Minimum Hours Per Week:

2 hours (volunteer chooses which day of the week works best for a consistent basis, Monday to Friday for afterschool hours (3:30-5:00pm or 4:00-5:30pm OR Saturday mornings 9:45am to 12:00pm)


Minimum age of 16 required

Commit to the position for a minimum of 4 to 6 months, ideally the full program year (October to May).
Provide Program Coordinator(s) with permission to perform a police background /clearance check

Communicate via email after every support session with Program Coordinator(s) .


Additional Skills/Interests An Ideal Candidate Would Possess:

  • Excellent Communication skills in English (knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish an asset but NOT necessary)

  • Tutoring and/or supervisory experience is an asset but not necessary

  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Reliable, enthusiastic, positive attitude/role model and supportive to students, parents and volunteers

  • Some experience working with children and/or youth at the elementary and/or high school level an asset 


Advantages of Becoming a Site Supervisor (+ Back-Up Tutor):

  • Experience in a supervisory role

  • Relevant educational experience

  • Letters of reference

  • An opportunity to give back to the community

  • Make a real difference in the life of a child and/or youth

Application Instructions

Download and fill out the Application Form below, and then send it with your resume to nelgueta@workingwomencc.org to schedule an interview. Interviews can be scheduled from Monday to Thursday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or on Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

2018/2019 Site Supervisor Application Form: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LKgiV7B1xCn7YPn6WuOqgNU3EG7F93io

Youth, Children Education, mentoring, Tutoring

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