We are currently seeking responsible, high-caliber, patient, and motivated tutors to join our growing team. Tutors are essential to carrying out our mission, which is to assist elementary school students in literacy development and inspiring children to be life-long readers. Tutors engage in Reading Partners curriculum with selected students in one-on-one tutoring sessions held at our on-site Reading Centers. Tutors collaborate with the Reading Partners School Site Coordinator at our partner schools to assess the student’s needs and how best to address them. The children that tutors work with are performing below their expected academic grade level and enjoy the benefits of working with a tutor to improve their overall reading skills.
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What you’ll do:
Commit to work for the current academic year. Consistent, ongoing support is necessary for the children and teachers with whom we work.
Utilize the Reading Partners’ curriculum to tutor/mentor students.
Review student progress notes and prior assessment notes prior to each tutoring session, then complete progress notes after each tutoring session.
Be punctual, attentive, and engaged in tutoring sessions. Unexcused and excessive absences or unsatisfactory performances are unacceptable and are grounds for discipline up to and including dismissal.
Assist in running the tutoring center, including substitute tutoring, assisting in preparing and coordinating tutoring materials for volunteers.
Be willing to travel to schools in San Jose, Sunnyvale, Milpitas or Redwood City
Be willing to work between 15 and 18 hours per week.
How you’ll do it:
Relationship Development & Communication: Cultivate strong internal relationships with peers, direct reports, and managers. Possess a strong aptitude for effective communication, remotely and in person, with direct reports, school stakeholders, and other Reading Partners staff. Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively as an ambassador of Reading Partners externally, specifically with school leaders and staff. Be able to set up strong systems for communication and messaging, tailor communication to audiences, and contextualize messaging. Demonstrate an ability to break down complex topics for a variety of audiences. Employ excellent written communication skills.
Educational Expertise: Ensure high fidelity of the Reading Partners model. Possess a high level of knowledge and competency in literacy strategies and behavior management. Demonstrate an ability to assess student performance using observations, to analyze data, and to create subsequent strategies aimed at increasing student achievement. Analyze data and create action plans to improve student results.
Project Management: Demonstrate an ability to effectively manage time, balance multiple competing priorities at once, and, above all, and remain adaptable, flexible, and positive while navigating challenges. Anticipate challenges and/or questions, and proactively act to address them. Understand larger strategic priorities and make measurable progress against these larger goals. Show an ability to make quick, sound, and on-the-fly decisions that consider all stakeholders. See the bigger picture and be able to drill down to smaller details and connect the dots.
You’ll be successful in this role if you:
Hold a high school degree or GED (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
Have a willingness to learn about tutoring strategies
Demonstrate patience when working with students who need help learning
Have access to reliable transportation
Are able to work independently or with limited supervision
Can commit to a schedule and be punctual which is essential to the position
Interact effectively with diverse groups of people
Demonstrate the ability to be an effective and professional role model for students served
Boast a deep belief in our mission
Root your work in our core values
Are eligible to work in the United States.
What we offer:
Reading Partners offers the full package – a great place to work and the opportunity to have a glowing and growing career.
We offer compensation of $15/hour. This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position.
We offer an exciting and dynamic culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us. As such, we provide ongoing professional development opportunities.
The other things you need to know:
Travel : This position may travel throughout Silicon Valley.
Typical Physical & Mental Demands: Requires prolonged sitting with some bending, stooping and stretching, and eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with volunteers and staff. Also requires flexibility to readily adapt to a changing environment.
Reading Partners is an education non-profit dedicated to addressing the literacy crisis. We empower community volunteers to provide 1:1 tutoring to struggling elementary school readers using a simple, structure curriculum that yields measurable results. AmeriCorps members are the heart and soul of our program, and we look forward to hearing from you!
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