In-Class Support Needed for Writing for Social Science Courses in Fall 2017 Semester


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When

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

Where

The City College of New YorkNew York, NY 10031

About

The City Tutors (CT), the volunteer tutoring arm of the Colin Powell School, is looking for 5 embedded (in-class) writing tutors to provide academic support in Writing for Social Science courses. Tutors select from one of the following classes to support.

Mondays/Wednesdays

8:00 am - 9:15 am
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Tuesdays/Thursdays

9:30 am - 10:45 am
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

This is a great opportunity for students (and those who have earned a degree) 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.

All embedded tutors for the Writing for Social Science classes are expected to commit to attending the course once a week, and provide two hours availability outside of class to support students having difficulty with the material. You would identify and support students who are struggling, participate during the lecture to augment the class topic discussions, 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 differentiated instruction as the need arises. You will be supported throughout this process by City Tutors.

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 Fall semester.

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

CT's embedded 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.

To apply, you must:

  1. Have received an A- or A in writing courses
  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.
City Tutors receive professional development assistance, including:
  • Day and evening support with resume, cover letter, and personal statement development
  • Assistance with identifying and applying to jobs, internships, scholarships
  • Access to City Tutors' mentorship program through which you will be connected to industry professionals in areas you are interested in
If you are interested in the opportunity, please email your resume and unofficial transcript to thenycitytutors@gmail.com. Subject Line: Embedded Tutoring/Writing for the Social Sciences

Skills

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2-3 hours tutoring per week
  • 11.5 hours of live training

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