Tutor Mentors Wanted

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Are you a Brainy Bull?

Make an impact in our community - become a tutor-mentor for a local student in grades 3 through 12. This opportunity is ideal for work-study students. Apply today!

Top 5 reasons to be a tutor-mentor


Earn While You Learn

Opportunities can include credit for internships, volunteer hours or work-study awards.



Help students gain confidence, catch up on lessons, and excel in the classroom.


Build a Stronger Community

Empower the next generation with academic support they need to succeed.


Provide Mentorship

Stats show that students who connect with adults in a positive relationship perform better in school.


Enhance Your Skills

Develop teaching, leadership and communication skills that will benefit you in your future career.

Additional Details

Is there an interview and vetting process for tutor-mentor selection?

Prospective tutor-mentors will be interviewed and assessed on their ability to provided academic support. After completing a successful interview, all tutor-mentors must complete and pass all NYS fingerprinting requirements and receive ongoing professional development.

Will there be training and ongoing professional development support for tutor-mentors?

Tutor-mentors receive culturally responsive training and ongoing professional development that will set them up for success.

Who are the students being tutored through this program?

Students in grades 3-12 in Buffalo Public Schools or Erie 1 BOCES.

What grade/learning levels are covered?

  • 3rd-6th
  • 7th-8th
  • 9th-12th

What format is tutoring administered?

Academic guidance is offered by appointment in one-to-one online tutoring sessions

What is the timeframe to provide tutor-mentoring services?

Tutoring is offered Monday thru Thursday between 2:30–8:00 p.m. Appointment time slots are dependent on tutor-mentor availability.  

Contact Us

Are you interested in becoming a tutor-mentor but have additional questions? Contact Alex McGlinn.

Apply now to become a tutor-mentor

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Published March 22, 2024