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Virtual After-School Tutor (Spring 2021)

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Breakthrough New York


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Published 21 days ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week

*This role is completely remote*

ABOUT THE ROLE 

As an After-School Tutor, Lead Tutor, or SSAT Tutor you will guide the success of our 7th & 8th grade students, supporting one of our virtual “sites” of students in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or the Bronx.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with a small group of 7th or 8th grade students on Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 4:15 to 6:30PM EST in the virtual after-school program, supported by the Program Manager (see below for work hours based on tutor role)
  • Providing support with homework completion, academic tutoring, and programming activities
  • Conducting regular check-ins with your Program Manager
  • Completing Weekly Tutor Reports (10 minutes/week)
  • SSAT Tutor only: Working with our 7th graders to prepare for the SSAT Exam
  • Lead Tutor only: Managing zoom rooms including organizing breakout sessions, fielding students’ and tutors’ tech needs, and re-assigning tutors as needed
  • Other duties based on the BTNY site at which you are assigned

WORK HOURS

  1. After-School Tutor & Lead Tutor: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15PM-6:30PM
  2. SSAT Tutor: Wednesdays from 4:15PM-6:30PM

WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO…

  • Is passionate about forming relationships with middle school students, while acting as a role model at all times
  • Has a solid understanding of middle school academic content (literature, writing, math, science, etc.)
  • Is a high school senior or a college student
  • If interested in SSAT Tutor role: Has taken the SSAT before
  • Can commit to the entire Spring 2021 Term (January 25th – April 7th)
  • Is confident with Zoom, Google Drive, and comfortable learning new systems
  • Demonstrates excellence in BTNY’s Core Values, and practices:
  1. Efficiency: Produces significant output with minimal wasted effort
  2. Prioritization: Balances tasks and makes the right judgment call
  3. Critical and Reflective Thinking: Draws insightful conclusions from data and feedback
  4. Attention to Detail: Identifies the important details, ensuring they do not slip through the cracks or derails project
  5. Effective Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and articulately, adjusts for audience as appropriate
  6. Leadership and Ownership: Understands their role as a leader on any project and team, resulting in successful outcomes regardless of their title or role using a “whatever it takes” attitude

BREAKTHROUGH POINTS IF YOU…

  • Are a Breakthrough Alum
  • Have taught or worked at a Breakthrough site previously

TENTATIVE CALENDAR…

  • Tutor Training on Zoom: Wednesday, January 13th & Wednesday, January 20th from 4:15 to 6:30PM EST

Programming Dates:

  1. Programming begins January 25th and ends April 7th
  2. Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 to 6:30PM (SSAT Tutors Wednesdays only)

Between Programming Dates: 

Completing Tutor Reports on a weekly basis

COMPENSATION 

The Tutor role at BTNY is an unpaid volunteer role.

TO APPLY

Candidates must complete our online application by Sunday, December 6th at tinyurl.com/BTNYTutor2021.

If you have any questions, please email seasonal@btny.org

About Breakthrough New York

Breakthrough New York transforms the lives of talented kids from low-income backgrounds by providing educational support from middle school through college and into careers. We also inspire talented young people to enter careers in education through our students-teaching-students model.

*This role is completely remote*

ABOUT THE ROLE 

As an After-School Tutor, Lead Tutor, or SSAT Tutor you will guide the success of our 7th & 8th grade students, supporting one of our virtual “sites” of students in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or the Bronx…

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