Tutor Certificate

  • Youth. Development. Learning.

"Awesome! I loved the interactivity, energy and specificity."
                                    -Tutor, Roxbury Youth Initiative Term-Time


Fall 2021 Training:

Afterschool Tutor Summit! (All programs combine and have smaller breakout sessions). 

Saturday, September 25, 10:00am-3:00pm @ SOCH Penthouse

Tutor Summit Make-up, Saturday, October 2, 1:00pm-5:00pm @ PBH

We encourage all to join in the kick-off above!  If your volunteering has any in-person components, you must attend an in-person training to get the relevant and complete skills and information. Those trained virtually are welcome at the full Summit, or can opt for a booster if they were trained virtually.

-> In-person required skills and discussion for those who completed Virtual Tutor Certificate in '20-'21:

Saturday, October 2, 1:00pm-3:00pm @ PBH

Saturday, October 2, 3:00pm-5:00pm @ PBH

-> Virtual-only Tutors (you will not be with youth in-person this term/year) - includes pre-work and quiz attachments below:

Tuesday, September 28, 6:00pm-8:30pm @ Remote


The tutor certificate and kick-off summit is mandatory for new volunteers in PBHA tutoring programs, and strongly recommended for new PSN tutoring program volunteers. Volunteers should attend before beginning starting to tutor any youth, and need only attend the training once. Note: Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, this training will be conducted via Zoom online. As such, we will send zoom confirmations after confirming your registration.

Register here!

The training covers:

  • The Asset Based Approach to Positive Youth Development
  • Tools for Tutoring (Meta-cognition and Scaffolding)
  • The Cooperative Discipline Approach to Behavior Management
  • Safety, Boundaries (especially online) and Cultural Competence

Check with your program director about the time to register, or sign up individually! Please contact Ali Barker or Anu Singh if you have any questions. Click here to register for the Tutor Certificate training


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