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The City Tutors: Assistant Tutor Trainer

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The City Tutors

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Mission: 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.


Internship Description


The City Tutors, a tutoring and mentoring volunteer community non-profit, is seeking interns to serve as assistant tutor trainers to facilitate trainings and observe tutoring sessions to provide feedback on tutors' practice. Interns would be expected to commit 10-20 hours per week, with flexible scheduling options available. This is a remote, unpaid internship. All majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply; intern job training is available for all applicants.

For more information about the City Tutors, visit our website at thecitytutors.org.

Responsibilities

  • E-mailing tutors and scheduling tutor training
  • Factiliating all tutor training sessions and evaluating trainee material
  • Informing Director of Volunteer Coordination when volunteers have completed required training
  • Distributing post-tutoring surveys to tutors, students, and partner sites
  • Tracking tutoring sessions with partner sites, and observing each tutorial session at least once

Qualifications

To be considered for this internship, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Currently an undergraduate or graduate student (all majors and disciplines encouraged to apply )
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet with the ability to host internet video conferences
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Preferred, but not necessary:

  • Familiarity with Google Suite
  • Familiarity with video conferencing tools like Zoom, Google Meet, and Skype

Commitment

  • 10-20 hours/week, with flexible scheduling opportunities available

Compensation:

  • There is opportunity for school credit if allowed by the college/university of applicant. Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and can result in a letter of reference.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to thenycitytutors@gmail.com with the subject header "Assistant Tutor Trainer Intern Position Application."

Organization Description:


The City Tutors is a volunteer tutoring and mentoring organization with a dual mission: close gaps in academic support and professional development services within historically underserved communities across New York City, and empower more New Yorkers to get involved through tutoring and mentoring. 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.

With partnerships across the city, we are able to effectively leverage the expertise of our community of volunteer tutors, as tutors provide academic support in disciplines such as history, science, literacy, and math, among others, to students aged 5-65. Tutors are trained in effective tutoring practices, choose locations where they would like to work and receive guidance and assistance from a tutor trainer as needed.

We offer our volunteer tutors the opportunity to connect with various industry professionals for a 4 to 6 month mentorship. Tutors get their professional documents reviewed, and learn more about a particular industry/job title, while they serve the community. Additionally, given the job insecurity and job loss that New Yorkers are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to offer all New Yorkers some of our professional development services (i.e. resume and cover letter revision assistance) and when appropriate and possible, informational sessions with industry professionals. All of our mentors have completed their undergraduate degree, and have at least 2 years of work experience. On average, our current mentors have at least 12 years work experience.

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.

Learn more about the City Tutors here:
https://www.thecitytutors.org/

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About The City Tutors

Location:

160 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall 550, New York, NY 10031, US

Mission Statement

The City Tutors mission is to use tutoring as a means to increase community engagement and cultivate community members' professional growth.

Description

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.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Administrative Support
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • People Skills
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-20 hours/week

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