YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Afterschool Tutor

US-MO
Req No.
2017-2732
Before and After School - Center School District
Category
Before & After Child Care
Type
Part-Time
Position Hours
After School
US-MO-

Overview

Our 21st Century program sites offer afterschool enrichment programs for children who are most in need of academic support. This program is a national initiative that strives to help youth improve school grades and develop social-emotional skills critical for success in classroom and careers.

 

The Tutor provides academic tutoring in math and reading for children in grades K-8. Instruction and activities are designed expressly to promote subject mastery, develop grade-level competencies and to teach study skills.  Tutoring services are provided during the afterschool time at the signature program school location.    

 

Responsibilities

  • Help students achieve a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving academic capabilities in designated areas.
  • Help students develop the study skills necessary for academic success.  Identify students experiencing difficulties and provide encouragement and alternatives.
  • Provide academic assistance to assigned students, individually or in a small group setting. 
  • Assist Tutoring Program Coordinator in preparing for tutoring sessions, reviewing class material, discussing the text, predicting test questions, formulating ideas for materials, or working on solutions to problems.
  • Utilize the resources of the school and after-school program in order to assist the student(s) in education endeavors.
  • Attend periodic training sessions to increase competency in working with students.
  • Document, track and maintain daily progress and academic records of assigned students.  Provide feedback regarding student’s progress as well as behavior.
  • Acknowledge student efforts, accomplishments and progress.
  • Integrate an asset based positive youth development approach in the tutoring sessions.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of students (e.g. inclusion accommodations, English language learner strategies).
  • Assist students in developing self-confidence, raising self-concept, and reducing anxiety or fear of failure in academic work.
  • Work with students to develop a high level of motivation in academic areas and positive attitudes toward learning and studying.
  • Serve as a role model for students being served.
  • Adhere to all processes, procedures, rules and regulations of the YMCA, the afterschool program, and School District.
  • Ensure the safety and well being of participants.
  • Maintain positive relationships with children, parents and other associates.
  • Encourage physical, emotional and spiritual growth and positive character development in all children.
  • Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being amongst associates and participants.

Qualifications

  • A teacher certification or license.
  • Must possess an understanding and knowledge of how schools operate as well as specific knowledge in age-appropriate curriculum.
  • Must demonstrate good verbal and written communications skills.
  • Possess good organization and problem solving skills.
  • Be dependable and supportive of the program.
  • Able to work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner.
  • Sensitivity to individuals representing a variety of family, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Able to exercise high levels of discretion and confidentiality.

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