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Community Based Learning and Research

Classroom Mentor Position Details

Position Title:
Classroom Mentor

Organization:
Northshore Community Schools of Northshore School District

Context:

UWB mentors are welcomed partners of Northshore Community Schools. Whether you are joining the partnership as a Community Based Learning student or as a student-life volunteer, your involvement with Northshore Community Schools enriches the community and promotes lifelong learning for you, youth and their families. In addition to the help available to you at your college campus, support from a variety of professionals within the school and community are ready to assist you in your role. 

Volunteer opportunities within Northshore Community Schools include mentoring junior high and high school youth. As a mentor, you will provide positive support and a constructive example. College mentors become good listeners, care about and develop skills in positive youth development, and assist young people to bring out strengths that already exist but may not be practiced

Work description:

Classroom Mentors support the learning environment in classroom settings to improve students’ confidence to independently complete classwork. Mentors may identify strengths and barriers youth bring to the academic setting, assist youth with problem solving and developing positive communication skills and/or coping behaviors. Teachers and mentors will work together to support students’ academic skills and confidence. Classroom mentors do not necessarily need to be subject experts. Classroom mentors have an interest in helping youth discover success.

Hours and Location: (dependent on students’ needs) Wednesdays is early release for all NSD schools *

1.     Northshore Junior High has block scheduling, M/T/Th/F = 3 classes a day, 107 min each.

2.     Kenmore Junior High, 6 period day, each class is about 55 minutes

3.     Skyview Junior High, 6 period day, each class is about 55 minutes

4.     Elementary and high school placements can be considered

*       Bell schedules and school information are available on-line in the “schools tab” at www.nsd.org

Classroom Mentors will:

  • Support the learning process in a classroom setting (1:1 support, small group may occur)
  • Be an active presence in the classroom – checking on classroom work, encourage productive behaviors, assist students in using available resources/tools, etc.
  • Make a positive difference in youth  
  • Develop positive means to interact with students/re-direct students to productive classroom habits
  • Build meaningful relationships with youth and teaching staff
  • Follow directions of the teaching staff and support students in completing classroom work
  • Provide 1:1 tutoring with students who may have a second language or other barriers to learning
  • Identify strengths and barriers students bring to the academic setting and share observations with teacher staff
  • Encourage youth to be active in school, Hang-Time, family and community events
  • Consider attending mentoring support sessions available
  • Document progress and concerns to school staff or as requested
  • Be a positive role-model and contribute to the success of students!

Impact:

College and community mentors support the learning environment in classroom and small group settings during and after-school. Teachers and mentors work together to improve students’ academic skills, sense of belonging, and confidence.

College Mentors will support the junior high and high school youth by:

  • Encouraging to stay motivated and focused on education;
  • Providing tutoring and study skills strategies that compliment personal strengths;
  • Improving attitudes toward parents, peers and adults;
  • Specifying positive and productive ways to spend free time; 
  • Helping face and overcome daily challenges; and 
  • Offering opportunities to consider new career paths and acquire knowledge.

Supervisor:
Name
Email
Phone #

Location:

Northshore School District Community Schools
Kenmore Jr, Skyview Jr, Northshore Jr and Inglemoor High
Bothell, Washington

Driving notes:

School addresses can be found at www.nsd.org - Click on the "schools" tab

Junior Highs:
Skyview
Kenmore
Northshore

High Schools:
Inglemoor

Bus notes:

Sound Transit Trip Planner

King County Trip Planner

Location notes:

Determine your transportation options given the school locations.

Alt. transportation:

Directions to CBL Sites: To access the school’s Web Pages, go to www.nsd.org, click on the “schools” tab

Ideal number:
20 students

Requirements:

Must be 18 years old
Background check required
Other paperwork: Before you start, you must complete the volunteer forms at www.nsd.org/volunteering. Required forms: Volunteer application, Disclosure statement and WATCH.

Skills needed:

College Mentors will support the junior high and high school youth by:

  • Encouraging to stay motivated and focused on education;
  • Providing tutoring and study skills strategies that compliment personal strengths;
  • Improving attitudes toward parents, peers and adults;
  • Specifying positive and productive ways to spend free time; 
  • Helping face and overcome daily challenges; and 
  • Offering opportunities to consider new career paths and acquire knowledge.

Orientation Details

Date:
September 29, 2013

Time:
11:30 AM

Contact:
Name
Email
Phone #

Location:

Eastside Foursquare Church
14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011, Washington

Orientation notes:

Indicate the time you are available and class subjects that interest you and school: Kenmore JH. Northshore JH, Skyview JH or Inglemoor High School. First Orientation is being offered Sunday, Sept 29 at 11:30am at Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell