Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education
Families, Low-income communities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:18+

Volunteer Tutor

Our Organization

5th Element Center for Dance is a nonprofit dance studio that provides dance, academic, and social emotional resources to youth in Aurora, CO with no cost barrier. Our mission is to foster personal & artistic development through the hip hop arts for youth to grow into compassionate, knowledgeable, and expressive artists who are connected to themselves & their communities. We envision a society in which the waves of culture and the arts have uplifted the expression of the most historically silenced people. 


We are looking for passionate tutors to join our community at 5th Element Center for Dance. You will be responsible for helping students to understand different subjects through virtual platforms. You will assess, assist, and encourage the students in the learning processes. This involves reviewing materials used in students’ classes, explaining various topics, and answering all the doubts and questions of students.

If you love education and enjoy working with youth, we encourage you to apply.


  • Develop students’ academic skills

  • Help students to improve their learning processes

  • Detect specific needs of each student and create reports

  • Teach supplementary lessons

  • Review recent homework assignments and test scores and work through problems/questions that students did not answer correctly

  • Employ proven study aides to prepare for upcoming tests and quizzes

  • Take notes during tutoring sessions for the purpose of student follow up

  • Communicate with parents/guardians about trouble areas or any other issue that requires attention

  • Encourage critical thinking and ensure that the students' knowledge is challenged

  • Ask non-directive, stimulating questions

  • Help students to develop a study plan that is considerate of students’ goals

  • Help students define personal objectives


  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

  • Dedication and passion for education and for the subject being taught

  • Energetic, driven, creative, patient and dependable character

  • Ability to work well with students from different backgrounds

  • Professional experience preparing lesson plans and personalized instruction

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or subject-matter field preferred

  • Previous tutoring experience is preferred

Service as a volunteer with 5th Element Center for Dance is voluntary without remuneration.

For more information, please contact Janei Maynard at janei@fifthelementdance.org

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2020

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