Overview for tutors
Thank you for visiting our Tutors page. Our primary goal is to match Jews with Jews to experience pure Torah learning with no other motives or hidden agenda. Our secondary goal is to bridge the social and knowlege gap that exists between different circles of Jewish community. We value a respectful and comfortable environment which fosters open, nonjudgmental and honest discussions. It is those discussions and experiences that bring us to a deeper understanding.
This is basically like a partners in Torah program that tries to keep it local. Tutors can learn in English or Hebrew. Generally, most participants will prefer an English translation. You do not have to be a genius. You do have to understand what you know and most importantly what you don’t know.
Fill out our sign up form at the bottom of this page.
FAQ for tutors
Where and when does the learning take place? Friends are encouraged to learn at our outreach center which is located on the second floor (upstairs) at 74 Corey Road in order to maintain a comfortable peer environment. However, we recognize that this may not always be possible.
Do we have to learn at the center on Corey Road? The main thing is to learn. This can be done over the phone or in person. However, we’ve found that friends enjoy the social aspect of the program which entails refreshments and opportunities to relax and visit with other participants. It is for this reason that we ask that you learn with your friend at the center on the designated nights. There are always exceptions and we understand that sometimes this may not be at all possible.
Can I learn over the phone? Of course! We only ask that you keep us in the loop. We may periodically call to follow up with you and your friend to see how things are going.
Should we invite our friend for Shabbat? We encourage friends to invite friends for Shabbat. But please don’t be pushy! Also, please ask us for our Shabbat package which will likely make your friend’s experience more pleasant and user friendly.
Do I need to have all the answers to every question? Of course! Just kidding. The most important thing is to know what you don’t know. Intellectual honesty is a virtue. Our staff and volunteers will happily assist you with the question.
Is it coed? Nope. In order to cater to everyone’s comfort level, we maintain a separate men’s program and women’s program.
Didn’t see your question here? Email us at email@example.com.