High School Level Math, Literacy, Science, or Social Studies Tutor/St. George/Online/Flexible Hours
The City Tutors
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The City Tutors (CT) is looking for volunteer tutors to provide academic support for students at the Curtis High School in the St. George area of Status Island. City Tutors is partnering with Children's Aid Society at Curtis High School. You would be supporting students online during the semester. Tutors would commit at least two hours every week for the semester. Student availability is generally around weekday afternoons and early evenings, but the exact tutoring time will be determined by you and the student.
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.
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About The City Tutors
92-24 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, NY 11374, US
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.
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.