Volunteers at the Alternative High School tutor students in both the Alternative High School and Teen Parenting Program. The Alternative High School focuses on students who have difficulty succeeding in a typical high school setting. These students frequently have challenging situations at home, or, in the case of the Teen Parenting Program participants, have a child or a baby on the way. The Alternative High School offers basic high school courses such as English, History, Science, Algebra, Geometry and Government. Tutors need not be experts; only the most basic knowledge of these subjects is necessary. In most cases, the tutor is more of a companion to keep the student on track and guide him or her if he/she becomes stuck or frustrated.
Monday – Thursday, 12:05-12:45 and/or 12:50-1:30 or Friday 9-noon (anytime within this time frame). Tutors are usually assigned to a specific student and meet with him or her during one of these times once a week. Consistency is crucial, and tutors must be able to commit to the same time each week.
Melanie Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Waterville Alternative High School
93 Silver Street Bldg 4
Waterville, ME 04901