Center for Community Engagement

New Tutor Application

This application is only required for new tutors to the Vela Scholars.  Once completing this form, be sure to get a CORI check either by visiting Kim Stender in the CCE (at a time to be confirmed later) or by visiting the middle school (directions can be found on the Vela Scholars homepage).

Contact information
If undeclared, please leave blank.
Numbers only, please.
Tutoring preferences
Preferred tutoring program: *
VELA scholars have the option of engaging in academic tutoring from 2.30pm to 3.30pm, or facilitating after school enrichment activities from 3.30pm to 5.00pm. Please indicate your preference, or if you would like to do both.
Best days to tutor: *
You may select as many days as you feel comfortable tutoring.

This program requires Amherst College instructors to be present at every session. It is vital that all instructors commit to at least one day per week. The Middle School students look forward to their instructors coming each week, and strong attendance demonstrates our commitment to each child. The only legitimate excuse for absence is illness. Any instructors who misses more than two sessions in a semester will be asked to leave the program.

Transportation: *
Do let us know if you are able to drive for VELA (this means that you will have to be registered with Campus Police)
Other tutoring day options: *
We will do our best to accommodate everyone's schedules, but in the rare case that we are cannot do so, please indicate below any other days on which you are available to tutor.
Experience & Tutoring Contributions/Expectations
These questions are optional for returning tutors, required for new tutors.
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Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

413.542.5140 phone
413.542.2159 fax

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