A student that is not performing at grade level needs you! Help a child get caught up with one-on-one tutoring. It is important to provide tutoring in kindergarten and first-grade to prevent a student from falling further behind where he/she may never catch-up.
How It Works
Commit to one hour per week
Tutoring sessions last up to one hour. Volunteer must commit to at least one tutoring session at the same time each week.
Complete the FREE Duval County Public Schools background check
Adult volunteers submit this online volunteer application. Then, proceed directly to the next step as sometimes that system fails to send emails even though clearance has been granted.
High school students complete this DCPS paper form and bring it to orientation.
Tell us about you
We’ll work with the classroom teachers to make the best student match – based both on student needs and times available.
Attend a one-hour orientation
Your first tutor session will be an opportunity to meet your classroom teacher, learn about the school’s security protocol, get a tour of the school, learn about resources available to you as a tutor, and get answers to any questions you might have. Please be sure to bring your driver’s license or other government issued ID so you can be added to the school’s security system.
Meet your students and watch them go!
When you help a child perform better in school, you can change the course of his/her life. We believe relationships really matter. This is why at Know & Grow you’ll work one-on-one with the same student each week.
Enjoy making a meaningful difference in the life of a child!
These young children thrive on the extra assistance with the alphabet, numbers, sounds, and the enjoyment of reading.
Qualifications to tutor one-on-one:
- Are you available to volunteer during school hours?
- Can you devote at least one hour one day a week?
- Commitment to and belief in all children’s ability to succeed
- Patient, friendly, reliable, and non-judgmental attitude
- Ability to listen and determine what the student does not understand
The classroom teacher provides wordbooks, flashcards, and other tools that are specific to the needs of their students. All supplies and materials are provided. No prep work is required. Just bring your smiling face!