Vancouver Homework Club Society

About the organization

Homework Club at Britannia Secondary supports the academic, social/emotional and financial needs of inner-city youth struggling to graduate and move on to post-secondary success. Homework Club provides free tutoring to students at Britannia Secondary who need additional academic support on a wide range of subjects. They also provide a place for students to connect with friends and with supportive adults; a place to feel safe and comfortable; and a place to receive mentoring in life skills, careers and post-secondary educational opportunities. Read more about the Homework Club or check out this video of vounteers and youth sharing what Homework Club means to them.

The school is located in the vibrant Commercial Drive area, walking distance to amazing restaurants, bars, parks and shops, and Homework Club’s atmosphere reflects the neighbourhood.  You will work with students from diverse backgrounds, across a range of experience and ability, in an active and social environment. 

What you'll do

Homework Club Tutor

  • Help students with their homework while focusing on mentorship and study skills

  • Provide support to students by either working with them one-to-one or in small groups

  • Share regular feedback about your experience to homework club staff to help improve the experience of youth and volunteers

  • Work with the site supervisor to enhance the success of the Club.

What you’ll get out of this experience

  • Gain experience in education and tutoring
  • Develop your communication, mentorship, interpersonal, and youth engagement skills
  • Learn about the challenges and pressures faced by inner-city youth
  • Work with an amazing group of youth, tutors and staff in a positive, social environment
  • Receive undying appreciation – including two tutor appreciation events to thank you for your contributions – and some amazing reference letters!
  • Snag your very own, locally designed “got homework?” t-shirt

Requirements

  • Must complete a Criminal Record Check

Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to students who would like to tutor in math/science, however, all subjects are needed.

Scheduling

  • Mondays  3:00 - 6:30pm
  • Tuesdays  3:00 - 6:30pm
  • Thursdays  3:00 - 6:30pm