As a Lakeland STARs tutor, you will work with 1st – 6th grade students from nearby Paint Branch Elementary School (PBES) to enrich their academic experience. You will be matched one-on-one with a PBES student and meet each week on a designated day (Wednesday or Thursday) throughout the semester.

Lakeland STARs has been part of the Scholars experience since February 1996. Tutoring with the Lakeland STARs program is a rewarding way for students to give back to the College Park community.

Apply to be a Lakeland STARs Tutor

What are the expectations of a Lakeland STARs Tutor?

Tutors will meet on Zoom at 3:30 p.m. for important announcements and to prepare for the session. Once the children have logged on, you will work with them on homework and enrichment for a minimum of one hour and a maximum of 90 minutes.

Tutors should be prepared to commit the full 2 hours to STARS every week, which runs for 11 weeks for the Fall 2020 semester.

Download the current semester's calendar

How is Lakeland STARs coordinated?

The program is coordinated through a partnership between the City of College Park Youth, Family, & Senior Services, Paint Branch Elementary School and the College Park Scholars program. 

The City of College Park Youth, Family & Senior Services coordinates children's applications, funds the program and provides administrative support and transportation. Paint Branch Elementary identifies a Teacher Liaison for the program and teachers provide suggestions to the tutors for best practices in working with children.  The College Park Scholars program recruits tutors, coordinates the day-to-day logistics of the program and provides facilities in which the tutoring and enrichment activities occur.

Contact a Lakeland STARs Program Representative

College Park Scholars
Jeany Cadet
jcadet1@umd.edu
301-314-1522

Paint Branch Elementary School
Melissa Cunningham
melissa.cunningham@pgcps.org
301-943-9884

City of College Park
Kiaisha Barber
kbarber@collegeparkmd.gov
240-487-3550

STARs Team
Student Coordinators
lakelandstarsumd@gmail.com