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Orientation Express and SAT Prep Tutor Training (9/19)


Orientation Express and SAT Prep Tutor Training (9/19)

(This orientation express is exclusively for those who are interested in being an SAT Prep tutor)

Help underserved NYC high school juniors ace the SAT exam. SAT Prep is a tutoring program designed to build students' test-taking skills and strategies from mid-October through early April.

Tutors work with the same, small group of 3-5 students for 2 hours each week on weekday evenings (typically after 6:00 p.m.) or on Saturdays (typically after 10:00 a.m.). Once you register for this 3-hour training, you will receive a link to mandatory pre-training to review before you attend. This year, we’ll have 42 available tutoring locations in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. You will have the opportunity to sign up for at the end of your in-person training.

This training will equip you with the tutor tools and knowledge needed before your first day with your SAT Prep students. Through interactive activities, tutors will practice and reinforce what is taught at training. Upon successful completion of training, you will be able to finalize your tutor registration at your specific tutoring location!

Before you attend this in-person training, you must go over the mandatory self-guided pre-training presentation that you can access by clicking on: You will find important information about the program, including an overview of the SAT, the program, and the volunteer commitment.

This is a committed project that runs from the week of October 16th through the last week of March, 2018. Teaching or tutoring experience is not required but welcome.

Commitment Required


Since 1987, New York Cares has been our city's premier volunteering organization. We create opportunities for tens of thousands of busy New Yorkers to give their time each year through fulfilling, flexibly-scheduled volunteer projects. New York Cares responds to our city's most acute needs by reaching out to social service agencies, schools, homeless shelters, and other deserving organizations, and mobilizing teams of volunteers to help with their work. Volunteers tutor children, feed the hungry, assist people living with HIV/AIDS, revitalize community gardens, and much more.