Embedded Tutoring Support for Methods and Techniques of Sociological Research Course at CCNY
The City Tutors
The City Tutors (CT) is looking for an embedded tutor to provide academic support for a Methods and Techniques of Sociological Research course this Fall. Classes meet twice a week, but tutors only need to attend one of those days weekly. The class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am - 10:45am.
This is a great opportunity for students or who are majoring (or have already earned a degree) in the course area to enhance their knowledge and experience, and for those who are interested in tutoring in their subject area of interest. In this role, you will be in communication with an instructor to improve students’ performance. Throughout this process, you will be supported and guided by an experienced academic support professional.
The embedded tutor for this Sociology class is expected to commit a minimum of 1 hour and 15 minutes per class session they attend. 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 the City Tutors staff.
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.
The course will involve quantitative analysis, and may require working with students on making and interpreting charts and tables (cross-tabulations) of collected survey date using spreadsheets. Representative videos are included below:
The course will also include participant-observations/observations of organizations that supporting aging in place, and content analysis of organizations' social media.
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.
About The City Tutors
160 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall 550, New York, NY 10031, US
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.