As a Lakeland STARs tutor, you will work with 1st – 6th grade students from nearby Paint Branch Elementary School 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 meet in the South lobby of Centreville Hall at 3:30 p.m. for important announcements and to prepare for the session. Once the children arrive, you will work with them on homework for about 45 minutes and then do an enrichment activity for another 45 minutes. Children leave campus by 5:45 p.m. and tutors are then dismissed. Twice a semester, Lakeland STARs will be held at Paint Branch Elementary School. Transportation will be provided for all tutors.

You should be prepared to commit the full 2.5 hours to STARs every week, which runs for 10-12 weeks per semester. There are 10–12 sessions of STARs each 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