As a member of the Great Oaks Tutor Corps, you will mentor and tutor middle or high school students at a Great Oaks Charter School for the duration of one school year (August-June). This is a service role through AmeriCorps with regular full-time hours Monday-Friday and some Saturdays.
The ideal candidate for the Great Oaks Tutor Corps is a bright, talented recent college graduate passionate about dedicating a year of service. Great Oaks has schools in Newark, NJ, New York, NY, Bridgeport, CT and Wilmington, DE, and is seeking tutors for all sites. The Tutor Corps plays an integral role in helping our schools achieve their mission: to prepare students to succeed in college. Great Oaks is seeking individuals who are motivated, enthusiastic and up for one of the most rewarding challenges of their lives.
As a Great Oaks Tutor Corps member you will invest your time and energy in the success of a small group of middle or high school students to help pave the way to their college success. The majority of students enter Great Oaks several years below grade level, so this role requires hard work, creativity and a dedication to helping students beat the odds. Most of your day will be spent tutoring students one-on-one or in small groups. You will also take part in secondary projects that directly impact the academic achievements of students. These projects may include providing in-class or curriculum support, organizing or leading after school clubs or working with our culture team.
Specific responsibilities include:
Bolstering student achievement:
Provide daily tutoring to several small groups of Great Oaks students
Work closely with teachers to develop individualized tutorial content
Assess student progress on a regular basis
Bridge a connection between classroom teachers and the content they deliver in their classrooms with the content you are delivering during tutorial sessions
Lead after-school student clubs
Support Saturday Academy over the course of the school year when necessary (dependent on school community placement)
Work with students to set individualized student driven goals on a frequent basis
Actively participate in meetings pertaining to your role as a tutor and the success of the students you are working with
Building relationships with families:
Develop authentic relationships with families through phone calls and other communications to share progress on student tutorial performance
Attend family and parent events
Create opportunities to connect with families on an ongoing basis
Assist with overall student success during the school day:
Be present during transitions and escorting students when necessary
Engage with students during their lunch period
Assist with other activities and projects that directly impact student success
How to Apply