Tacoma Public Schools
Additional Information: This is an hourly position deployed from the Central Administration offices to various schools throughout District.
There will be new hire training sessions held in August and September-dates to be determined. Additional training sessions occur throughout the school year as needed.
Interviews will be held periodically beginning in late July and continue until positions are filled.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) tutors are not typical tutors. We are looking for college-aged adults who are either in college or recent graduates who can serve as facilitators for a Socratic-style tutorial process. AVID tutors' primary responsibility is to facilitate conversations among small groups of AVID students (see www.avid.org
for more information about the program). AVID students are headed to college and have selected and gone through an application process to participate in the program. Most students will come to tutorials with questions related to math. However, you do not need to be an expert. All tutors are required to to participate in a six hour training process to learn how to facilitate that tutorial process.
1. Tutors are hired by schools to teach students basic concepts in subjects ranging from reading comprehension and math, to writing and history.
2. Tutors read to students, guide them through pronunciation and explain terms using definitions and real-life examples. Pupils can range from kindergarten students learning the English alphabet, to high school seniors who need to refresh on basic algebra.
3. Tutors should be flexible, patient, attentive and responsible when dealing with students, parents and teachers.
4. Tutors must also be able to customize and craft effective tutoring plans that address student weaknesses and strengths.
5. Tutors should have excellent writing, oral and interpersonal communication skills, and demonstrate a mastery of various school subjects such as English, math and writing.
6. Tutors must be motivated and dedicated to helping students improve and succeed academically.
Education and Experience
Prior experience working with school-aged youth, preferably in a classroom setting; some post secondary education is preferred; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements.
Associate's degree or 72 credit hours of post secondary education or passing state test to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of childhood academic, social and physical development.
Knowledge of assigned subject areas.
Ability to take direction from others.
Ability to establish positive relationships with school-aged youth.
Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information.
Ability to organize and coordinate activities with assistance of classroom teacher.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people multi-cultural, socio-economic setting.
Job Locator Number: D41-24
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