Northstar Tutoring relies on personal contributions to be able to continue to serve some of D.C.’s neediest kids and donations in any amount are always greatly appreciated. You can support us by mailing a check addressed to Northstar Tutoring to:

Northstar Tutoring

1419 Columbia Rd. NW

Washington, DC 20009

or donating online using the link below.


Volunteer tutors/mentors are at the heart of Northstar Tutoring. Volunteers are matched with their own student, who they work with for the duration of the school year - and subsequent years if both continue with the program.


In this role, volunteers work with students at the Mt. Pleasant Library (in the Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights neighborhood) every Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM and in Hyattsville at the Magruder Teen Park Center every Tuesday and/or Thursday from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.  In addition to meeting for weekly sessions, volunteers have the option of taking their student on monthly mentoring activities.  Mentoring activities are arranged by the volunteer and student’s parent and can range from trips to museums and sports events to going to the movies or extra tutoring sessions.



Students are accepted throughout the year and there is no cost for participation. Please note that students in Columbia Heights have the option to sign up for Tuesday and/or Wednesday evenings and Hyattsville students can attend Tuesday  and/or Thursday evenings.