After School Tutoring FAQs

Q: Who will be tutoring the students in this program?

A: We recruit OLG middle school students, parents, grandparents, parishioners, high school and college students, and others who are close to our community. All tutors go through a thorough screening process. Adults are required to complete the three basic elements of the Safe Environment Program, from the Archdiocese of Seattle:

  1. Undergo and pass the criminal background check,
  2. Attend Protecting God’s Children, a three-hour sexual abuse prevention class, and,
  3. Acknowledgement of our Abuse Prevention Policy.

Q: How will students be supervised in this program?

A: We meet in four classrooms on the main floor. Teachers are usually in meetings close by during tutoring sessions and are available for urgent matters. At least one adult tutor is present in each classroom, and the after-school coordinator rotates between classrooms. In most cases, tutors will be responsible for one and sometimes two students.

Q: Can my child come to tutoring if she/he just needs help with homework?

A: The after-school tutoring’s top priority is to help students who may benefit from extra support in certain subjects and who have been referred to the program by their teacher.

Q: How can I be sure that my child gets the help she/he needs?

A: The best way is to stay in touch with your child’s teacher about ongoing progress and/or difficulties with their work. Any concerns about your child’s experience with the tutoring program should be directed to our After-School Coordinator, Heather Owens.

Q: How do I enroll my child in tutoring?

A: Enrollment is on a teacher-recommendation basis. If your child’s teacher considers your child would benefit from after-school tutoring, you will receive a letter requesting your written authorization.

Any other questions, please contact our contact our After-School Coordinator, Heather Owens.