One-on-One Tutor

 

Role

We seek motivated, thoughtful high-school and college-age students who will dedicate their time to one DreamCatchers middle school student throughout the school year, working together on developing the skills required to succeed in middle school and beyond.  Our Tutors develop a meaningful mentoring relationship with their student.

WHAT?

  • Two hours/week in an after-school classroom setting

  • Matched with one middle school student for the academic year

  • A year-long commitment is encouraged (your student is counting on you!)

  • Attend one Saturday morning training session in the fall (at Stanford), as well as shorter bi-weekly trainings right after class

WHEN?

Available time slots (please choose 1):

  • Wednesdays 4-6 PM

  • Wednesdays 6-8 PM

  • Thursdays 6-8 PM

WHERE?

  • Palo Alto High School

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We are now accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year. Since Stanford classes start later than our district does, we reserve spots for Stanford students and respond to applicants as they apply. Please apply as soon as possible and plan on attending our Stanford training the morning of Saturday, October. 5. Thank you for your interest!


Small Group Tutor

ROLE 

Gain valuable experience working closely with middle school students and inspire them to become lifelong learners. You will work with the same group of 2-4 students each week, thereby developing relationships with several students throughout the year.

What?

  • Two hours a week in an after-school classroom setting

  • Matched with the same small group of students throughout the school year

  • A year-long commitment is encouraged (your student is counting on you!)

  • Attend one initial Saturday morning training session in October, as well as shorter bi-weekly trainings right after class

WHEN?

Available time slots:

  • Mondays 4-6 PM

  • Mondays 6-8 PM

  • Tuesdays 6-8 PM

WHERE?

  • Palo Alto High School, Science Building classrooms

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We are now accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year. Since Stanford classes start later than our district does, we reserve spots for Stanford students and respond to applicants as they apply. Please apply as soon as possible and plan on attending our Stanford training the morning of Saturday, October. 5. Thank you for your interest!


Classroom Director

Role

(7-8 hrs/week)

Lead a classroom of middle school students and tutors and create a vibrant atmosphere that makes learning fun and rewarding. Classroom Directors gain invaluable experience managing a classroom, receive mentorship and support from experienced educators, and work with a dedicated team of peers who believe in the potential of our students

What?

  • Work 2.5 hours twice a week in an after-school setting

  • Attend an initial two-hour training session followed by 1.5 hour biweekly Friday afternoon sessions

  • $20.00/hr. part-time or work study funding

  • Lead a classroom of 15-18 student-tutor pairs

  • Work as a team under the onsite supervision of our professional staff

  • Collaborate with the program staff and other classroom directors to plan and facilitate academic program activities, foster a sense of community, and teach core study skills.

  • Participate in some classroom roles such as grading papers, setting up/cleaning up the classroom, setting up snack, and keeping track of attendance

  • Meet with professional staff to receive feedback and set goals for performance and effectiveness

WHEN?

Available time slots (please choose one):

  • Monday/Wednesday 4-6 PM

  • Monday/Wednesday 6-8 PM

  • Tuesday/Thursday 6-8 PM

WHERE?

  • Palo Alto High School, Science Building classrooms

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Student Group Financial Officer

(THIS POSITION IS FILLED FOR 2019-20)

Role

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop organizational budget and fiscal goals

  • Receive financial officer training through the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) on financial management for student groups

  • Keep track of expenditures and Student Group finances throughout the year

  • Secure Stanford student group funding through the ASSU and The Stanford Fund, including working with the DreamCatchers leadership team to prepare, present, and defend budget proposals before the ASSU and The Stanford Fund.

  • Work with the leadership team and volunteers to fulfill The Stanford Fund stewardship obligations, including letter and postcard writing.

  • Process reimbursements to facilitate smooth day-to-day operations of the program

When?

  • Academic year, 4 hrs/month

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