Math Science Writing Tutors/Financial District/High School/2 - 5 PM/1 Hr Weekly Commitment
The City Tutors
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The City Tutors (CT) is looking for volunteer tutors to provide academic support for students at the High School of Leadership and Public Service. City Tutors is partnering with the NYSED Liberty Program to prepare high school students for college and workforce readiness. You would be supporting High school students during the semester. Tutors would commit at least one hour every week, Tuesday or Thursday anytime from 3 - 5 PM or Wednesday anytime from 2 - 4 PM.
This a great opportunity for:
- working professionals who wish to support their community
- students who are majoring (or who have recently graduated) in the course area and who wish to enhance their content knowledge and/or grow their professional experience
As a tutor supporting high school students, you would collaborate with a site coordinator to improve students’ performance while being supported and guided by an experienced academic support professional. You would identify and support students who are struggling, augment the topic discussions in one-on-one or study group sessions, and provide feedback to students so that they may improve their fundamental understanding of the material. You might also 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 (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 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 tutors in these sessions 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 received a degree recently.
- Be willing to complete 11.5 hours of College Reading and Learning Aligned (CRLA) training at City College of New York.
Learn more about the NYSED Liberty program or High School for Leadership and Public Service here:
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.