Enrichment Zone Tutor (Inwood Branch Library)

Job ID 
2013-7548
# of Openings Remaining 
1
Location 
US-NY-Manhattan
Type 
Hourly
Department 
OST, Out of School Time
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Position Description:
Overview:

 

 

The New York Public Library is preparing to launch a large-scale Out-of-School Time (OST) Program throughout the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, where we serve tens of thousands of children and youth every day.   The OST Program was created in order to address the academic needs of New York City’s children and youth in an informal, enriching library environment.  

 

A critical component of the OST Program is our "Enrichment Zones", which will be located in five (5) community branch libraries and focus on providing structured homework help to students in grades 1 through 8.  In addition to homework help, students will use engaging educational software to supplement their skill-building, and will participate in enrichment activities that address the Common Core Learning Standard in math, literacy, science, and social studies through hands-on exploration and experimentation.

 

Enrichment Zones will run from September 23, 2013 until December 20, 2013  in the following locations:  

 

Tutors will have the choice of working M/W/F from 3 - 6 PM, T/Th/F from 3 - 6 PM, or M - F from 3 - 6 PM.

 

Hourly rate is $15.00/hr

 

For information on the Inwood Library, please view their website: http://www.nypl.org/locations/inwood

Responsibilities:

The Enrichment Zone Tutor will work under the supervision of an Education Coordinator and will:

 

  • Work one on one or in small groups with students to provide them with academic tutoring to improve their understanding of math, reading, social studies and/or science, at all levels.
  • Create and maintain reports of all tutoring sessions including details of the interaction, achievements, and concerns about the students performance.
  • Attend periodic staff meetings for youth evaluation and information exchange among Tutors, Student Advocates, and supervisors.
  • Assist with administering assessments and collaborate with staff to analyze scores.
  • Create strategies to target areas of concern.
  • Use best practices when tutoring students.
  • Develop positive relationships with students that foster their academic and personal growth.
  • Performs other duties assigned.
Key Competencies:

Key Competencies

  • Teamwork

  • Communication
  • Reliability
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred.

  • Experience teaching and/or tutoring in multiple subject areas.
  • Effective communication skills in dealing with children, parents, co-workers and supervisors.
  • Interest in urban library services.

  • Interest in helping children to improve their reading, writing, math, social studies, and science skills.

  • Possess a concrete understanding of basic elementary Math, Science, English, History, and Foreign Language concepts.
  • Working knowledge of the NYC Department of Education Common Core Learning Standards preferred.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
Work Environment:

Community Branch Library

Starting Salary:
USD $15.00/Hr.
Hours:
M/W/F from 3 - 6 PM or
T/Th/F from 3 - 6 PM or
Monday - Friday from 3 - 6 PM
 
Schedules subject to change