In-Class Tutor/Writing Course/City College of New York/Hamilton Heights
The City Tutors
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We are looking for a writing tutor to support a Writing for Social Science course. You would attend class once a week (class time to be determined). This is a 3-5 hour weekly commitment.
- you would work with groups of students on their writing, meet with students one-on-one when needed
- 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.
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 4.5 hours of live training, over the course of the Spring semester.
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 a social science degree.
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About The City Tutors
92-24 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, NY 11374, US
The City Tutors (CT) is a NYC wide volunteer tutoring and mentoring hub that ensures historically underserved communities have equitable access to resources that are fundamental to educational and professional success.
Our vision is to create a hub where any New Yorker can leverage their academic and professional skills and content knowledge to uplift their community and where disadvantaged communities can access resources that they need.
We see tutoring as a way to empower individuals to work in the community. We provide flexible times, convenient locations, and meaningful experiences, allowing more community members to participate and to support community partners for longer.
We believe tutoring must be a reflective act that both helps strengthen individuals' support of others and helps individuals better understand themselves. We provide our tutors with access to industry mentors who help connect the work they are doing with us with what they've done in the past and what they want to do in the future.
We believe in leveraging the workforce skills of our community of volunteers by pairing those in need of professional support with industry experts who can provide insight into specific fields and feedback on professional documents.
We see the City Tutors as an opportunity to bring people together under a common purpose. We want like-minded individuals to feel they are part of a fellowship, to build their network with people within their discipline, and to expand the disciplines and industries they've been exposed to.