Volunteer Math and/or Science Tutor, College Track Watts
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by College Track, Watts
Times of day
A few hours per week
2265 E. 103rd St
Position Volunteer Math and/or Science Tutor
Hours Flexible; after 3PM Mondays-Thursdays
Location Los Angeles, CA (Watts)
What is College Track?
College Track is a national education nonprofit that empowers students from underserved communities to reach their dreams of a college degree. Our mission is to close the achievement gap and create college-going cultures for students who are historically and currently underrepresented in higher education.
We actively engage students over the course of 8 to 10 years, from the summer before high school through college graduation. Our students join College Track with limitless aspirations and we provide them with a comprehensive program and encouraging learning environment that empowers them to succeed. 100% of our seniors graduate from high school, more than 90% are admitted to a four-year university, and 75% of our college students are currently enrolled, or have graduated from, college. Over 85% of our students will be the first person in their family to earn a college degree.
For more information about College Track, visit our website: http://www.collegetrack.org.
Why join the College Track team?
- Impact Students – Everyday you will have the opportunity and the responsibility to push highly motivated students to build their set of academic and non-cognitive skills so they can not only attend college but graduate from college.
- Change Communities – You will be part of the movement to close the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist in historically underserved communities, and you will witness successes, both small and large, each day.
- Experience the Education System – As a College Track Tutor, you will immerse yourself in work with our local school system, and you may participate in discussions about ways to improve local, state, and national education systems.
- Develop Your Career – CT tutors will have opportunities to participate in professional development and network with others dedicated to improving our nation’s education system.
Who are we looking for?
College Track is searching for motivated, committed, and creative leaders who steadfastly believe that all students are born with the potential to graduate from college. These leaders must be devoted to working relentlessly to ensure that all CT students develop the academic and non-cognitive skills needed to succeed in high school and college. CT volunteer math and/or science tutors will be individuals who thrive on challenge and opportunity.
Position: Volunteer Math and/or Science Tutor
The team of College Track volunteer math and/or science tutors is responsible for ensuring that all College Track scholars maximize their potential. To this CT scholars must receive support aligned to their individual needs so that they graduate high school college-ready and college-competitive. For most students, this means a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT score of 21 or higher. Volunteer math and/or science tutors will provide targeted small group or one-on-one academic tutoring to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students in all math classes through AP Calculus as well as biology, chemistry, and/or physics.
- Conduct small group tutoring or one-on-one sessions with 9th, 10th, and 11th grade high school students in math and/or science
- Tutor a minimum of 3 hours/week up to 10 hours/week Mondays-Thursdays during student programming hours from 3:00-6:00 PM.
- Instruct and model academic habits - organization, time management, self-advocacy, study habits
- Attend tutor orientation prior to the start of the Spring semester as well as professional development and networking opportunities provided by College Track
- Meet regularly with Academic Affairs Director outside of student programming time
- Bachelor’s degree, or currently working toward degree
- Passion for and commitment to closing the achievement gap and equal educational access
- Previous experience tutoring a diverse population of underserved high school students in a relevant subject area (e.g. Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trig, Precalculus, AP Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics)
- Outstanding problem-solving skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative mindset
- Ability to build rapport and leverage relationships with students and their families keep students engaged and productive
- High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence
- Ability to respond well to feedback
- Cleared background check and TB test before start date
How To Apply
Interested candidates should send a resume to Shari Long, Academic Affairs Director- firstname.lastname@example.org