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Online-Class Writing Tutor/Black Studies Course/City College of New York/Hamilton Heights

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The City Tutors

  • 5 people are interested

***Note: In-person tutoring will resume once it is safe for tutors to commute to the site. If you are interested in providing online or in-person at this site, let us know!***

We are looking for a writing tutor to support a Black Studies African Heritage and the Afro-American Experience (BLST 101) course. You would attend the online lecture once a week (either Tuesday or Thursday, 9:30-10:45am, or Monday or Wednesday from 12:30 - 1:45pm), and the rest of the work would be done flexibly from your own home. This is about a 3-5 hour commitment a week.

BLST 101 is an introduction to Black "roots" from ancient Africa to contemporary America as an orientation to the nature of Black Studies emphasizing its relationships to world history, Europe, Asia, the Americas, slavery, Reconstruction, colonization, racism, and their politico-economic and cultural impact upon African descendants worldwide. We are looking to create an academic support model for courses that we can apply across disciplines. The instructor has structured the course in a way that accommodates the tutor:

  • students engage with the material in essay assignments that extends the conversation outside of class, provides a foundation for their conversations in class, and gives insight for you, the tutor, on how the students are performing, what writing issues they have, and what workshops you should run
  • 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.
Some students might take you up on one-to-one or study group sessions as well.‚Äč

All tutors are also expected to complete a three session comprehensive, professional training regimen. 3 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 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 sociology or related fields.

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

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About The City Tutors

Location:

92-24 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, NY 11374, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

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Education & Literacy
Employment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3-5 hours each week
  • Must be a US Resident, 4.5 hours of live training

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