HEAF@Brooklyn Academic Tutor

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Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF)

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Academic Tutors ensure that are students have the academic and study skills needed to succeed in middle school and high school. As a college bound program, HEAF’s goal is for 100% of our scholars to graduate from both high school and a four year college. To ensure all HEAF scholars realize this goal, HEAF mandates tutoring and Academic Success Programs for scholars who fall below HEAF’S minimum academic standards of 80% and above in all core class. Tutors provide assistance to students in the core subject areas and are matched with students based on the coach’s skills in specific subject areas and the student’s needs.


Middle School
: Assess and assist students with homework and/or test preparation in at least one of the core subjects: Math, English Language Arts (ELA), Science, and Social Studies - see below for more details about concepts covered in each subject area

  • 6 th Grade Math: ratios, percentages, decimals
  • 7 th Grade Math: solving for X, single variable equations, perimeter, area, circumference
  • 8 th Grade Math: plotting points on a graph, Algebra 1, multiple variable equations
  • 6 th Grade ELA: figurative language, similes, metaphors
  • 7 th Grade ELA: identifying themes in text, drawing inferences, understanding subtext
  • 8 th Grade ELA: comparing and contrasting, analyzing and critically evaluating text, essay writing
High School: Assess and assist students in at least one of the core subjects. High School Subject areas that our students have identified needing support in are:
    • Math (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry)
    • Global History
    • US History
    • English
    • Languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin)
    • Science (Physics, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry
  • Evaluate and record student progress after each session
  • Attend and participate in scheduled tutor orientation & training meetings
  • Communicate academic and behavioral progress to program staff
  • Outreach to parents and teachers a minimum of two times per term
  • Create a rich learning environment that aids in instructing students with various learning styles
  • Complete and submit required documentation, including timesheet and session logs


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred - some college required. (Masters students in Education encouraged to apply)
  • Advanced skills in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, and/or Social Studies
  • Experience tutoring middle school students
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to promote HEAF educational and youth development philosophy
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates are highly encouraged to apply
  • Prior knowledge of the NYC educational landscape/high school application process is a plus

Time Commitment: Academic Tutors are asked to make a minimum of a 90 minutes/week commitment for a minimum of one semester. HEAF’s HEAF@Brooklyn tutoring program operates on Saturdays from 2:30-4:00pm .

Support: Orientation will be provided for all tutors at the beginning of each term. Additionally, tutors are given access to a folder of resources that can be used during their sessions. Optional training sessions are offered by our program team.


  • Build one-on-one relationships with students, while instilling confidence in themselves and their academic abilities
  • Work as part of a collaborative and innovative team
  • Ensure our students have the skills necessary to successfully accomplish their academic goals

This position is an unpaid, volunteer position that reports to the HEAF@Brooklyn Site Coordinator and the Associate Director for High Expectations, and is also supported by the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator.

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Community Education & Literacy


Sat Jan 26, 2019 - Sat May 11, 2019
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM


Medgar Evers College1150 Carroll StreetBrooklyn, NY 11225



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • General Education
  • Tutoring




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 90 minutes/week on Saturdays from 2:30-4:00pm
  • passionate about education, some college required, experience tutoring or mentoring a plus

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