The library runs a free, volunteer-based tutoring program for middle school and high school students in grades 6-12.
Students may apply to work with a tutor each semester. Students will need to re-apply for each new semester.
We keep a roster of volunteer tutors, noting their availability, subjects of expertise, and the age groups they prefer to work with. When a suitable tutor has been found for the student, a study room will be reserved for the pair for the duration of the semester.
Tutor/student pairs are expected to meet with each other once a week at a designated one hour session for the duration of the semester.
Due to the limitations of a volunteer-based program, obtaining a tutor is not guaranteed. Matches are made on a first-come, first-served basis and depend upon the number of volunteer tutors, their availability, and the availability of study room space. If the program is full, additional students will be added to a wait-list and matched with tutors if/when they become available. Additionally, because of the popularity of the program, each student may only work with one tutor at a time.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please visit out Volunteer page.
Spring 2020 Session
Applications for Spring 2020 tutoring will be accepted beginning December 2019.
Tutoring appointments will be available the week of January 13, 2020 to the week of May 15, 2020.
Tutoring appointments WILL NOT be available for the following dates:
- January 20 (Martin Luther King Day – Library closed)
- February 17 (Presidents' Day – Library closed)
- March 23-27 (Spring Break)
Absences - Unexcused Absences: Student fails to contact the Reference Desk by calling 303-335-4820, by 12:00pm on the day of the appointment at the very latest. Excused Absences: Student has notified the Reference Desk of the absence, by 12:00pm on the day of the appointment at the very latest.If a student has two (2) unexcused absences, they will lose their place in the program. Two (2) or more excused absences may result in the student losing their place, but this will be considered on a case by case basis.
Tardiness - Please contact the Reference Desk by calling 303-335-4820 if you are running late. Arriving 15+ minutes late without contacting the Reference Desk will be considered an unexcused absence.
Preparedness –Students are expected to arrive prepared with all the materials they’ll need (textbooks, notes, pencils and paper, a calculator, etc.) and with a clear intent for the day’s session.