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Selection of tutor opportunities for the 2022-23 school year in NORTHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS is underway.

Instructions on how to select opportunities appear at left. Find out how to become a tutor is available when you click on the boxes at right.

Please be aware of two major changes in tutoring scheduling this year:

  • There are two lists of tutoring opportunities this year: LIST 1 and LIST 2. Explanations of each list appear at left.

Opportunities are categorized by time frame (first semester/trimester, second semester/trimester, year). This option has been added to planning purposes for teachers and tutors alike. For instance, if tutors can only work during the fall months, they can search for opportunities that are available for the first semester/trimester. Even though we are starting the school year, tutors CAN register for second semester/trimester opportunities that begin in January.

Here is a partial list of academic support tutor opportunities available in Northfield schools.

K-5 (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL) OPPORTUNITIES

  • Online tutor for Portage Online School
  • Math and reading stations tutor
  • Math, reading and writing support
  • Challenge Math tutor
  • Small group tutor in math and reading
  • One-on-one math and reading tutors
  • Community School tutors 

MIDDLE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

  • Middle School Youth Center tutor
  • Study hall tutor

DID YOU KNOW, ACCELERATE STYLE

  • ACCELERATE NORTHFIELD is a collaboration among parents, community members and organizations dedicated to transforming students into LEARNING SUPERHEROES!
  • Our tutors provide academic support, generally in math and reading for students in the NORTHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
  • There are two types of tutors placed in schools through ACCELERATE:
    • Northfield community/college volunteers
    • Eligible work-study students through Carleton and St. Olaf colleges

ACCELERATE NORTHFIELD FAQ

WHO WE ARE
ACCELERATE NORTHFIELD is a collaboration among parents, community members and organizations dedicated to improving the academic performance of local students. In other words, we help transform students into LEARNING SUPERHEROES! Its community volunteer and college work-study tutors work with students primarily in the three elementary schools in the NORTHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Bridgewater, Greenvale Park and Spring Creek) and Northfield Middle School. 

WHAT WE DO
ACCELERATE NORTHFIELD’s job is to recruit community members to become volunteer tutors and to partner with work-study students from Carleton and St. Olaf colleges. No experience is necessary, except for a passion to help transform Northfield elementary students into LEARNING SUPERHEROES! Our tutors meet with students on an individual basis or in small groups. Tutors are asked to help out at least one hour a week.

WHY WE DO IT
The mission of ACCELERATE and its volunteers to work toward the success for ALL students, regardless of color, ethnicity, economic status, belief system or gender. We were established to help Northfield’s achievement gap. The achievement gap is the differences in academic performance between groups of students. (CLICK HERE to read more about the achievement gap in Minnesota.)

HOW WERE WE FOUNDED
ACCELERATE — brainchild of longtime Northfield education advocates Fritz Bogott and Rachel Matney — was founded during the 2011-2012 school year. Relying on the partners like the Reads and Counts program at Carleton and St. Olaf colleges and from community tutors, ACCELERATE and its volunteers contributed more than 24,000 volunteer hours that first year. The program started with a three-prong educational philosophy: intensive one-one reading, reading support and enrichment challenge for high-achieving students. The following year, ACCELERATE began focusing on tutoring students at risk of falling into the achievement gap. Its efforts got a boost from a three-year VISTA grant, which provided funding for a staff member to help administer the program. In subsequent years, ACCELERATE tutors have annually contributed thousands of hours of volunteer tutoring.