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Give support, assistance, and encouragement to teenagers in grades 9-12 as they prepare for standardized tests, apply for college, and complete homework assignments.

Responsibilities
  • Assist High School students with assignments on different subjects, such as math (algebra geometry, pre-calculus), English literature and composition, American and world history, government and economics, biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Provide assistance with standardized tests, including AP, Regents and SATs.
  • Provide information on colleges, assist with applications, personal essays and encourage a successful transition into higher education.
  • Introduce students to career preparation skills and techniques including resume writing, interviewing and networking.
  • Encourage the development of math skills through the use of Web-based technology.
  • Promote the use of library resources by referring teens to an on-staff specialist, when appropriate.
Required Skills
  • A strong commitment to working with teens.
  • A friendly and approachable manner.
  • The ability to get along with a diverse group of teens.
Program Notes
  • Training is provided.
  • Shifts are available Monday - Thursday afternoons between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM at the Central Library and neighborhood libraries.
  • Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of two to three hours per week, for a period of at least six months.
  • BPL will conduct an investigative background check on volunteers 18 and older, which may be used when considering a prospective volunteer's application.
How to Apply

Complete an Online Application

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