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Part-Time Tutor, Adult Literacy Programs


Job posted by: YWCA National Capital Area

Posted on: June 5, 2014

Job description

The YWCA National Capital Area is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our Bold Goal is to provide a majority of women and girls of color in high need communities across the national capital area with the resources and support necessary to achieve personal, educational and professional success.

Position Summary:

The Part-Time Tutor is responsible for working one-on-one or in small groups with adult learners on one or more specific areas of need: Math, Science, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Social Studies, and/or Computer Literacy. He or she will also be required to substitute for and assist with classes on an as-needed basis. The hours vary but this position must commit to a minimum of 12 hours/week.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Meet with assigned student(s) on a regular, weekly or more-than-weekly basis.
  • Coordinate with other instructors and tutors to develop effective and targeted learning plans for each student, using curricula that incorporates, "authentic" real-life contexts that are responsive to the needs, goals, and interests of adult students in their roles as workers, family members, members of the community, and lifelong learners.
  • Effectively integrate the CASAS and GED competencies, student goals and objectives into lesson plans.
  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
  • Utilize a variety of tools and technology (e.g. audio-visual, computers, video, etc.) to support classroom instruction and learning.
  • Assess the students' learning style and learning needs through observation and/or assessment. Alert Education Specialist if student needs to undergo a more formal diagnosis procedure.
  • Incorporate tutoring and teaching methods that include interactive activities to address the learner's specific learning preferences (e.g. visual, aural, tactile, kinesthetic, etc.)
  • Submit comprehensive reports to the Manager of Adult Literacy Programs after each tutoring session.
  • Substitute-teach classes on an on-call basis, and coordinate with instructors before and after each class.
  • Assist with classroom instruction and lesson planning on an as-needed basis.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Meet with supervisor on a regular basis and productively participate in supervision.
  • Attend all mandatory trainings, meetings, and conferences required by all contracting agencies and YWCA/NCA.
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by effectively communicating with co-workers, supervisors and administrators in regards to any issue of concern relevant to job responsibilities and the agency.
  • Maintain professional relationships with students, relevant community agencies, facility management, and community members.
  • Understand and apply state and federal confidentiality regulations with regard to client records, interaction, and correspondence.
  • Perform all other duties as required by supervisor and/or management team.


  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field with at least two years' experience in the instruction or tutoring of high school students or adult learners in a non-traditional educational setting.
  • Previous experience working with adult learners and the GED in particular is preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong leadership abilities; organized; patient.
  • Ability to keep all participant data confidential.
  • Punctual and demonstrate dependable and consistent attendance according to work schedule.
  • Able to work independently when required.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.



2303 14th St. NW, Ste. 100, Washington, DC, 20009, US


Education requirements
Employment type
Part time
Professional level
None specified
Job function
Owner's areas of focus