Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Virtual Tutor through the UWM's Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.
This information helps us to understand the demographics of the participants, and in the case of the Virtual Tutoring Program it also may help us in the Tutor / Tutee matching process based on requests made by families in the program.
Please select what days and times you are available to tutor.
If you selected "other" for subject areas you can tutor, please elaborate on the additional areas below.
Also, if you selected "yes" for having completed a UWM background check, please list which department or program conducted the background check below.
Thank you for registering to serve K4-12 students seeking a tutor. You are providing a valuable service to your tutee, and tangentially to their families.
Here are basics that you will need to be successful in this role. By checking "I agree" you commit to:
-- Having access to high-speed, reliable internet.
-- Being comfortable using or willing to learn CollaborateUltra meeting platform.
-- Completing any required training, and then to providing two, 30-45 minute, weekly online tutor sessions per tutee.
-- Tutoring at least 8-10 weeks, and to beginning the tutoring sessions as soon as possible.
-- Proactively scheduling mutually agreed upon meeting times with families, and working with them to determine the focus of the tutoring sessions (ie, homework, or reading).
-- Recording their tutoring sessions and logging the dates and times tutored on a tracking sheet provided.
The confidentiality of kids / tutees is paramount. Student information is strictly confidential and should not be shared with others except for your supervising faculty member or Tutor Coordinator, or as noted in the mandatory reporting section below. We ask that you do not repeat stories and personal information that students share with you. Also, do not discuss the student you tutor with anyone who does not work with the student. If a student shares information with you that may affect his or her safety, then you must share the information with the UWM Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research staff.
Mandatory reporting: Although you may not be a “mandated reporter” by Wisconsin State Statutes, we take the role of reporting suspected child maltreatment very seriously. Tutors may identify abused and/or neglected children and refer them for protection. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, notify the UWM Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research as soon as possible. All suspected incidents of child abuse or neglect are reported to the Department of Health and Social Services.