West Philadelphia Tutoring Project

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Description

WPTP is a program of Civic House that pairs Penn tutors with elementary, middle and high school students for free, one-on-one tutoring services. Tutors cultivate a relationship with their tutee, facilitate academic enrichment, and engage in social justice learning throughout the semester. We are a student group at the University of Pennsylvania.

For Fall 2022, virtual AND in-person tutoring at schools and at Civic House (3914 Locust Walk) will be available. The Fall 2022 Tutor Application is now closed. If you are still interested in becoming a tutor, you can fill out the Fall 2022 Tutor Waitlist Application, and we may be able to match you with a student!

FAQ

Most Recent
Question: Hi, I was hoping to join the waitlist, but the link isn't working. Thank you. - Anonymous

Apologies! Here's the updated link: https://tinyurl.com/WPTPwaitlist. It is also corrected on our club page. Thanks for pointing this out!

- Andrew Depass
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Question: Is there a training or anything like that we are supposed to take part in? How do we get more information on preparing for our tutoring session and on what we will do during the session? - Anonymous

Tutors will be invited to Small Tutor Orientations with your tutoring section to get to know fellow tutors and learn about our responsibilities as tutors. There will also be a Large Tutor Orientation that will provide training and resources for tutoring. After the Orientations happen, you'll be able to reach out to your Section Director or Board Member if any more specific questions arise.

- Andrew Depass
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Question: Are all the tutoring session held online (via Zoom)? - Anonymous

Yes, they are!

- Andrew Depass
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Question: How do we get paired with a student? - Kate Solomon

Once your application is submitted, WPTP will try to pair you with a tutee and you will be notified by email if a pairing is made.

- Andrew Depass
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Question: How do we know if our student has access to a device with video? - Kate Solomon

Hi, sorry for the confusion! Please answer the question to indicate whether you (not a tutee) have access to video calling on a device. 

- Andrew Depass
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Question: Hi! I was wondering how to get a background check done in order to complete the application. How do I do that? - Anonymous

Hello, WPTP will help you get background checks completed if you don't have them already! It is not required to have them completed before applying. Thanks

- Andrew Depass
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Question: Hi, is there a due date for the application? Is it possible to start in the spring semester? - Abigail Harris

Hello, the tutor application due date is tomorrow September 10th at 11:59AM ET (by noon). There will be a waitlist available on our website in case you miss the first deadline. We recruit tutors every semester, so you can definitely apply again in the Spring!

- Andrew Depass
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Question: Hi! I am interested in tutoring and submitted an application but am still waiting to hear back from other student organizations I applied for that would conflict with WPTP. Would I (hypothetically) be able to withdraw my application after hearing back from those other groups? - Anonymous

Hello, you currently are able to edit your application to indicate updated times of availability. Later on, you will have an opportunity to withdraw from WPTP at the beginning of the semester if other commitments arise but we hope you're able to continue with us!

- Andrew Depass
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Question: Hi! I wonder if the application is open to grad students as well? Thank you - Anonymous

Yes, it is! 

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Members

ZW

Zoe Walker
Board Chair
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AM

Amanda Man
GA (2021-2022)

Andrew Depass
Operations Director
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AB

Ava Barish
Outreach Committee
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Basic Info

8 Registered (> 100 Members)

Not Currently Accepting Members

Application Required

Both Semesters


Contact

How to Get Involved

The Fall 2022 Tutor Application is now closed. If you are still interested in becoming a tutor, you can fill out the Fall 2022 Tutor Waitlist Application, and we may be able to match you with a student!

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