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Overview:

University Settlement’s College Paths program seeks to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school or equivalent and enroll in post-secondary education institutions of their choice. The program is hosted at University Settlement’s sister agency The Door, whose mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.

As part of College Paths academic supports program, Peer Tutors will play a critical goal in helping students achieve their academic goals. Peer tutors will assist students in passing the New York State Regents, scoring at a college-ready level on CUNY entrance exams, or improving their SAT scores.

Tutors work with students one-on-one or in small group sessions, providing academic support in a subject area of their choice. Tutoring requires patience, perseverance, and strong interpersonal skills. Occasionally, tutors will need to detour from the main subject area in order to keep up the energy of a tutoring session.

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct weekly sessions with students who request or are assigned to tutoring.
  • Deliver tutoring in one-on-one or small group sessions, depending on need.
  • Check in with supervisor and College Paths staff regarding the progress of each student.
  • Attend periodic meetings with program staff to coordinate instruction
  • Maintain basic documentation (sign-in sheet) for all tutoring sessions
Qualifications:
  • Enrolled in high school (11th grade, 12th grade, or high school graduate about to enroll in college)
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Ages 16-21
  • Demonstrated strong academic performance on NYS Regents, SATs, and/or college entrance exams.
  • Comfortable with either or both content areas: Mathematics and Literacy
  • Prior experience tutoring preferred
  • Has working papers
  • Open to Door members
Department:
Career and Education Services
Supervisor:
Supervisor of College Service
Hours:
Mon – Fri 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM or Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This is a temp, P/T position
Salary:
$13.50 / Hour
Contact:

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