Tutor (Reading): M.S. 206B

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

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In partnership with the Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) of the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), Middle School ExTRA (MSExTRA) offers selected sixth-graders 2 more hours of learning time per day and gives students the time and opportunity they need to improve academic and life outcomes, preparing them to be on track to graduate from high school, college and career ready. In addition, targeted students receive daily intensive tutoring. MS ExTRA tutors will provide daily guided reading instruction to students in a small group setting up to five days per week. The guided reading instruction is designed to enhance a student s comprehension and to foster a love of reading. Reports to: Program Director Location: 2280 Aqueduct Ave., Bronx, New York 10458 Hours: 15 to 20 hours per week Duties & Responsibilities: Tutors will instruct students daily in small group settings to supplement and enhance traditional in class reading/English language arts instruction. Tutors will prepare lesson plans in accordance with a set program curriculum as dictated by the individual needs of each student. Tutors will work daily with two or three groups of up to six students each, leading students through high-interest texts (novels, non-fiction chapter books, short stories, articles, etc.) using a guided reading curricular model. Tutors will work with the site director, classroom teachers, school administration, and parents to maximize student achievement. Tutors may have additional opportunities to share special interests or talents and work with students in enrichment areas in addition to small group reading instruction. Required Education and Experience: All tutors must have at least two years of college credit towards a bachelor s degree or an associate s degree. Avid reader who has a desire to elicit a passion for reading in young people. Qualifying test score on a high school-level reading comprehension assessment. Willingness to serve at a NYC public middle school and commit to working Monday-Friday for approximately 15-20 hours per week) through the 2018-2019 school year. Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which include involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment. Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
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