Academic Mentor

Published

10/02/2018

Start Date

11/01/2018

End Date

06/15/2019

Times of day

Weekends

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Breakthrough Greater Boston
P.O. Box 381486
Cambridge
MA
02238-1486
United States

Description

SUMMARY

As part of our school year program, Breakthrough Greater Boston operates an academic mentoring program for its middle school and high school students. Academic Mentors (AMs) support students who need additional assistance with classwork and homework throughout the school year while providing mentorship to students by offering guidance around non-cognitive skills such as study skills, organization, and self-advocacy. Academic mentoring sessions will consist of tutoring in core academic subjects identified by Breakthrough staff as well as coaching around effective study habits and strategies. At each campus, AMs report directly to the Academic Mentor Coordinator and Director of Student Services.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Scheduling and committing to weekly academic mentoring session with assigned student; sessions generally occur weekdays in the afternoons/early evenings or on weekends
  • Communicating any concerns to your supervisors
  • Completing weekly academic mentoring log to maintain communication with your supervisors and record both student progress and student concerns


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Resourceful, creative, and energetic
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate students’ needs
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Good academic standing
  • Willingness to serve as a role model to students and share academic and professional expertise with students 


LOGISTICS

The Breakthrough Greater Boston campuses are located at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Argenziano School in Somerville, TechBoston Academy in Dorchester and New Mission High School in Hyde Park. AMs will meet students either on site or at a designated local library. AMs must commit to at least one 60-minute academic mentoring session per week for an entire semester (October-December or February- May). Additionally, AMs must attend one three-hour training session. Academic mentoring schedules will follow the Boston Public Schools, Cambridge Public Schools, and Somerville Public Schools calendars and honor all holidays and vacation days.


COMPENSATION

The Academic Mentor is a volunteer position.


BENEFITS

  • Development of mentoring and coaching skills
  • Satisfaction of guiding students through classwork and homework and celebrating their successes with them at the end of the semester
  • Resourceful, creative, and energetic
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate students’ needs
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Good academic standing
  • Willingness to serve as a role model to students and share academic and professional expertise with students
  • Mentoring students and passing along experiential knowledge of high school, college, and professional careers
  • Building meaningful relationships with students and fostering their growth as people and academics 

Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

jobs@btgbmail.org
http://breakthroughgb.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/Fall-2018-Academic-Mentor.pdf

For high school and college students, please email a copy of your school transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable) and Sections I-IV of the Academic Mentor Application (attached) to jobs@btgbmail.org with the subject line “Academic Mentor – Boston”, “Academic Mentor – Cambridge”, or “Academic Mentor – Somerville”.


For professionals, please email your resume, cover letter, and Sections I-III of the Academic Mentor Application (attached) to jobs@btgbmail.org with the subject line “Academic Mentor – Boston”, “Academic Mentor – Cambridge”, and “Academic Mentor – Somerville”.


The Academic Mentor application can be found at http://breakthroughgb.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/Fall-2018-Academic-Mentor.pdf. For more information, please visit www.breakthroughgreaterboston.org.


Candidates for employment and employees are considered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, citizenship, military status, gender identity, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


Thank you for your interest in Breakthrough Greater Boston! 


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