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The City Tutors (CT) is working with College Now to support students in their Saturday Human Biology course for the Fall 2018 semester. We are currently looking for two embedded tutors to support two sections of this course. This is a great opportunity for a student studying science education or interested in tutoring science. In this role, you would work collaboratively with an instructor to improve students’ performance, while being supported and guided by an experienced academic support professional.
As a tutor for the biology course in College Now, you would commit to three hours on Saturday, broken down as the last two hours of the 9-1:20PM course with the possibility of an extra hour after class. You would identify and support students who are struggling, participate during the lecture to support the class on the whole, and provide feedback to the instructor regarding students' concerns and difficulties that can lead to changes in future lessons. You might also design assignments, identify/track students who are struggling and create for them differentiated instruction.
CT's embedded tutoring program has been successful in helping students gain access to support that they otherwise could not receive given their limited availability to be on campus Saturdays. Having a tutor in the class early in the semester will allow us to push to reduce withdrawals and student failure rates. Your work would not only help the class, but help us improve this model so that we can expand it across all the courses within College Now, and across departments where appropriate as well.
To apply, you must:
have received an A- or A in introduction to biology
have a GPA at or above 3.2, or have completed a degree in biology/other natural sciences
submit biweekly reports, and meet through Google Hangout/in person with the director on a biweekly basis.
be willing to complete 10 hours of College Reading and Learning Aligned (CRLA) training.
Training days will be determined based on your schedule and that of the Tutor Training Coordinators.