Be an Embedded Writing Tutor: Help Make a Lecture Intro to Political Ideas Course Student-Centered


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


160 Convent AveNew York, NY 10031


We are looking for a writing tutor to support an Intro to Political Ideas course. You would attend class once a week (either Tues or Thurs 9:30AM to 10:40AM) and the rest of the work would be done flexibly from your own home. This is about a 3-5 hour commitment a week. We are looking to create an academic support model for jumbo courses that we can apply across disciplines. The instructor has structured the course in a way that accommodates the tutor:

  • students engage with the material in a low stakes manner that extends the conversation outside of class, provides a foundation for their conversations in class, and gives insight for you, the tutor, on how the students are performing, what writing issues they have, and what workshops you should run
  • You would monitor the digital forum (by making notes in an excel sheet which has already been created). You would periodically audit the digital forum, but week-to-week you'd use it as a source of information about what big picture writing issues the students might be having trouble with. (Our intention is to have the instructor create a rough rubric for you to follow in reviewing the forum for each week. You don't need to grade anything, or read all the posts. You'd just be getting a general sense of how students are answering and if there is a common pattern of error/misunderstanding that we need to address. Maybe it's around citation, or analysis, or integrating the text, etc.)
  • you would do in-class presentations about writing topics tailored around the content students are working on, and for those topics that can't be accommodated in class, you would create videos that students can watch ( Khan Academy style--about 2-4 mins in length using Google Hangouts on Air). You would also create a quiz that would go with that video. We'd be able to track analytics and see how students are performing.
Some students might take you up on one-to-one or study group sessions as well.‚Äč

About Us: CT is the Colin Powell School’s volunteer tutoring program, and a community organization that provides volunteer tutoring support to programs across Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. We work with afterschool enrichment programs, housing projects, high schools, adult education programs, and a nano-tech lab. As a tutor, you can work with students between 5-60 years old.

No formal tutoring experience necessary. We provide flexible training (days, evenings, weekends; in-person and virtual).

As a City Tutor, you can be connected to a mentor from an industry you are interested in who can help you with the job search, with drafting professional documents, and preparing for your next career steps.
Commitment: 2-5 hours at one of our partner sites, weekly

Requirements: A- or A in subject area you’d like to tutor. Overall GPA above 3.0. Or have graduated with a degree in political science or related fields.


  • History
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 3-5 hours
  • training held at flexible times

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