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Online Tutoring Support for an Introduction to Sociology Course at CCNY

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The City Tutors

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Note: Due to COVID-19, all tutoring with this site has moved online. In-person tutoring will resume once it is safe for tutors to commute to the site. If you are interested in providing online or in-person tutoring at this site, let us know

The City Tutors (CT), the volunteer tutoring program at the Colin Powell School, is looking for two writing embedded tutors to provide academic support for an Introduction to Sociology (Soc 105) jumbo course. (Course likely will have 100+ students.) Classes meet twice a week, but tutors only need to attend one of those days weekly. Much of the tutoring support will be done virtually. Tutors will coordinate with each other, and work closely with the instructor. Tutors will be supported through the process by the City Tutors staff.

We will support the Monday and Wednesday course from 2 - 3:15 pm, or Friday from 12PM - 2:30PM. Let us know which course date works for you. Our course support will be determined based on tutor time availability.

This is a great opportunity especially for students who are majoring (or have already earned a degree) in sociology, or who are social science majors/minors. All majors are welcome to apply. Tutors will get to enhance their understanding of writing composition and gain professional experience and references that they can leverage for future opportunities.

As a tutor, you would identify students struggling, provide feedback to the instructor regarding students' concerns and difficulties that can lead to changes in future lessons, conduct virtual study groups, and allow students to submit parts of their writing for review before final drafts are submitted.

All tutors are also expected to complete a four session comprehensive, professional training regimen over the course of the semester. 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 (4.5 hours if you have prior tutoring/teaching experience) over the course of the 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:

Have received an A- or A in the introduction to the subject course you are applying to tutor

Have a GPA at or above 3.2, or have completed a degree program

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

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About The City Tutors


160 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall 550, New York, NY 10031, US

Mission Statement

The City Tutors mission is to use tutoring as a means to increase community engagement and cultivate community members' professional growth.


We are the tutoring program for CCNY's Colin Powell School and a community organization that serves programs across 4 of the 5 boroughs. Currently we provide in-class tutors to support adult education programs at 5 CUNY schools, including CCNY, BMCC, LaGuardia, City Tech, and Hostos (and its extension campus, CUNY in the Heights). We are also partnered with five non-profits that provide high school equivalency support to the populations they serve: Childrens Aid Society, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp, Henry Street Settlement, Goddard Riverside Community Center, and (through the Department of Youth and Community Development) Moshulu Montefiore Community Center. Outside of adult education, we work with housing projects, high schools, and a nano-tech lab. For most of our opportunities, we put tutors in classrooms where they are collaborating with an instructor to support students. We also do one-to-one and small group tutoring. We tailor the support to the needs of the site. We are a great place to tutor if you are in college, a working professional or a retired professional.

Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


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




  • 2 to 3 live-online class hours, 2 hours online outside of class
  • 11.5 hours of training (4.5 hours if you have prior tutoring/education experience)

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