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Columbia Volunteer Tutor Corps

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Columbia Volunteer Tutor Corps (CVTC) is an association consisting of mostly undergraduate and graduate students who provide volunteer tutoring services, and have developed a free virtual summer camp to the children of essential workers, and to children living in under-served communities in NYC that have been heavily affected by the ongoing pandemic. If you would like more information on the genesis of CVTC, Columbia University News recently featured our organization in an article, which you can see here. Currently, they have a roster of 1,700 volunteer tutors and 50 administrative volunteers, and are providing services to around 400 families. However, as we continue building out our programming, we realize that we need more volunteers.

Volunteer tutors assist students in most traditional K-12 subject matter. Undergraduate and graduate students are allowed to sign-up to tutor regardless of their education background as we have a tutor support team within our administrative staff that consists primarily of undergraduate and graduate students of education who provide pedagogical and curricular support for tutors that need additional assistance. You can find more information on their intake process on the tutor sign-up form here.

Administrative volunteers serve on seven teams: 1) communications, 2) ed-tech, 3) legal/finance, 4) logistics, 5) outreach, 6) non-traditional programming, and 7) tutor support. You can find full descriptions of the teams on the administrative volunteer form here.

CVTC are offering all academic programs as a free (no-cost) service. You can look at their brochure here for information, find all of their information, including their summer camp schedule and all sign-up forms, on their website:

You can also view CVTC's general brochure here and their Summer Camp 2020 flyer, which begins on June 29th, here.