Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

April 19, 2017

Public service opportunity: In-Home Tutor for Refugee Youth

Position title: In-Home Tutor for Refugee Youth 

Name of organization: Coalition for Refugees from Burma 


Position description: In-Home Tutors will provide individualized tutoring services to school-aged refugee youth in the Seattle and Kent regions. They will help students monitor their academic progress by filling out and submitting monthly CRB Student Progress Reports, track their homework completion, and help students prepare for tests. In-Home Tutors may need to prepare some short exercises to target specific academic skills (resources and materials will be provided by CRB). Tutoring sessions will focus on building students’ academic skills and providing opportunities to build proficiency in English. 

Time commitment: Tutors and students will meet at least once a week. Each tutoring session will consist of a minimum of two hours of instruction per week, but the specific schedule will be determined by the tutor and the student’s family. In-Home Tutors will be expected to make at least a 3 month commitment; a full 6 month commitment is preferred. 

Skill requirements:
  Prior experience tutoring school aged youth desired.
  An interest in refugee and immigrant issues.
  Passionate about assisting others.
  Flexibility, a positive attitude, and resourcefulness.
  Ability to work independently and self-motivate.
  Strong communication, both oral and written, and cross-cultural skills.
  Participation in a volunteer orientation and training session prior to beginning.
  Background check and fingerprinting is required by Seattle School District (at no cost to the volunteer). 

Start date: Flexible 

End date: Flexible 

Location: Various locations throughout Seattle and Kent. Tutoring takes place in the refugee student’s home. 

How to apply: Please email Siobhan Whalen ( to request a volunteer application. 

Supervisor contact info: Siobhan Whalen, Youth Program Manager,, (206) 860-5939