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Overview:

University Settlement is one of New York City’s most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.
University Settlement’s Talent Search 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.

Part-time math and English tutors will play a critical goal in helping students achieve their academic goals, including passing New York State’s high school equivalency exam (the TASC), passing the New York State Regents, scoring at a college-ready level on the 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.  Tutoring is provided to The Door’s after-school tutoring program and High School Equivalency program.

Tutors should be comfortable in one or both of the following content areas:

Math: Basic math, word problems, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability/statistics

English: Reading comprehension, essay writing, grammar

Students will generally be preparing for one of the following exams, so prior familiarity is preferred: 

  • New York State Regents
  • The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), New York State’s high school equivalency exam
  • The SAT
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 regarding the progress of each student
  • Attend periodic meetings with classroom teachers and other program staff to coordinate instruction
  • Maintain basic documentation (sign-in sheet) for all tutoring sessions
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required, current college students with strong academic records in the content area you intend to tutor are welcome
  • Interest in working with urban youth, and sensitivity to the needs and interests of the diverse young people who comprise The Door’s membership population
  • Knowledgeable of and able to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Prior work or volunteer experience with adolescents preferred
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Mandarin preferred
  • Basic computer skills
Department:
Career and Education Services
Supervisor:
Supervisor of Academic Support Services
Hours:
Tutors in our After-School program should be available Monday – Friday 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Tutors in our High School Equivalency program will work a flexible schedule Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Salary:
$20 per hour
Contact:

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The Door is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.