"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
CIS facilitates individual and small group tutoring designed for students who may benefit from additional support within the school setting. The philosophy of this program is one which focuses on the school as a community of learners. Therefore, those students who receive tutoring not only receive support to reach their learning potential, but also benefit from the expertise, wisdom and passion of others. Volunteers are also accepted from the CIS community (current parents, staff, and students) as well as outside the school community. Volunteers conduct one or a maximum of two sessions per week of 40 - 60 minute duration. Session time is flexible and dependent upon the needs and age of the student.
Classroom and content area teachers refer students for tutoring support based on individual student needs or the recommendation of the Student Study Team (SST). Tutoring instructional plans are made in conjunction with tutors and teachers designed to support classroom instruction. Tutoring may include, but are not limited to the following supports:
- classroom work,
- review of basic skills,
- increase language acquisition,
- organization and study skills,
- extension of talent or special interest,
- projects and long term assignments,
- communication and social skills, and
- building self-confidence and self-advocacy skills
Language teachers may also benefit from volunteers in the language classrooms to help support students who are acquiring an additional language. Proficient speakers of German, French, Danish, and Spanish are welcome to volunteer in language classrooms.
Pursuant to the CIS Child Protection Policy, all tutors working with CIS students must complete a thorough background and reference check. If you are interested in volunteering to work with CIS students, please contact Kristen Koehler at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the application process.