Reading/Writing Tutor needed for Afternoon CCNY Continuing Professional Studies Spring 2017


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

160 Convent AveNew York, NY 10031

About

The City Tutors (CT) is looking for tutors to run Group Study sessions that provide academic support in reading and writing for the Continuing Professional Studies at CCNY in two sections this Spring. Both meet twice weekly, Mondays and Wednesdays, or another that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Group Study sessions run from 12:30 - 1:30 PM for day classes.

This is a great opportunity for students who are majoring (or have already earned a degree) in the course area to enhance their knowledge and experience and who are interested in tutoring. In this role, you would collaborate with an instructor to improve students’ performance while being supported and guided by an experienced academic support professional.

The tutor for Continuing Professional Studies is expected to commit a minimum of an hour and a half to support one of the above-mentioned days. You would identify and support students who are struggling, and provide feedback to students so that they may improve their fundamental understanding of the material. You might also design assignments, identify/track students who are struggling and create differentiated instruction as the need arises. You will be supported throughout this process by the City Tutors staff.

All tutors are also expected to complete a four session comprehensive, professional training regimen. 6 hours of live training, plus another hour and a half for orientation. This is a commitment of 7.5 hours of in person training, and 4 hours of supplemental training for a total of 11.5 hours of training over the course of the Spring semester.

Training days will be determined based on your schedule and that of the Tutor Training Coordinators.

CT's tutoring program has been successful in helping students gain access to support that they otherwise would not have received, given their limited time spent on campus. Having a tutor in the class early in the semester will allow us to employ strategies to reduce withdrawals and student failure rates. Your work with us would help the students’ overall subject area performance, and help us improve this educational support model, reaching more students and departments with comprehensive academic support.

Learn more about Continuing Professional Studies here:

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/cps

To apply, you must:

  1. Have received an A- or A in the introduction to the subject course you are applying to tutor
  2. Have a GPA at or above 3.2, or have completed a degree program
  3. Submit monthly reports, keep a log sheet of any tutoring appointments done outside of class, and regularly communicate with the tutor training coordinator.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 1.5 hours per week
  • 11.5 hours of training

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