"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

English Buddies Program - Looking for Parent Volunteers

The TIS English Buddies Program (formerly the Parent Mentoring Program) matches committed parent volunteers with individual students whom English teachers would like to provide with extra help. One-on-one mentoring sessions take place outside of the English classroom but during the school day. The child’s English teacher sets the curriculum, but the session between the parent and child is a cross between tutoring and mentoring.

The Buddy:

  • Needs no special qualifications other than an interest in working one-on-one with a student
  • Is open to learning techniques for working with children who may have learning differences
  • Can commit to working with a student for half an hour a week on a regular schedule

If you are interesting in joining or learning more about the English Buddies Program, please email program coordinator Sloane Lamb at stl3@caa.columbia.edu. Help us grow!