Volunteer Resources

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Welcome, volunteers! Here you’ll find tools, tips and resources to help guide you through your volunteer experience. Whether you’re new to Bridge the Gap or an experienced tutor, this page will offer support when you need it. As with any new skill, tutoring takes practice and you’ll be learning and improving as you go. Just meet students where they are, ask for help when you need to and know that your individual attention and encouragement is making an impact. Onward!

Learning Tools

In an effort to better understand the landscape of education today and the community we serve, we invite you to join us in our efforts to keep learning, together.

Social-Emotional Learning Should Be Priority During COVID-19 Crisis

Students need emotional and social support as a key ingredient to their academic experience, especially during these challenging times.

How White Educators Can Approach Antiracist Work

Understanding the concept of race and the society we live in that privileges ‘Whiteness’ can help everyone to be better antiracists and everyday advocates for educational equity.

Why Marginalized Students Need Hope to Succeed

The powerful role of hope is explored in this article as a leading force for students from marginalized backgrounds to envision possibilities for their future and a positive mindset.

Growth Mindset: The Power of Yet

We encourage volunteers to learn about this powerful concept! It can make a huge difference in how students view themselves and their ability to succeed.

“In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”— Carol Dweck

Read, Read, Read!

Reading with students, at any grade level, is always a good idea. Have your student read to you, or trade off pages. Here are some ways to give your read aloud skills a boost and make it fun!

Helpful Resources

Check out these sites to engage your student with fun educational games and activities. Learn together and reduce Zoom gloom!

Tam District Wellness Center

The Virtual Counseling and Wellness Center offers an amazing array of information and community resources relating to distance learning and education, the pandemic, mental health and overall wellness. Check it out!

Get the Scoop

Check out our volunteer newsletter to see what’s happening in the world of Bridge the Gap College Prep, our programs and the tutors who support them. You can access our most recent Scoop by clicking the button below, and there you can view past issues as well.

Volunteer Handbook

Your handy guide to all things Bridge the Gap College Prep. Here you’ll find our programs and policies, as well as a lot of really helpful advice and tutoring tips.

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