The OST, "Out of School Time" after school programming directly addresses the Library’s mission: to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities. Through these programs, NYPL brings together students of all ages to help them work together closely, with the Library’s expert guidance, to achieve their academic goals.
BridgeUp, is a College Prep Program, which builds a supportive network of students from under-served communities through developing cohorts of high school graduates who are prepared to thrive in college and career. The College Prep Program has created a network of safe spaces that allow students to come together to develop their individual passions and creativity, while helping them succeed both academically and socially. With the success of each student, the program aims to bridge the opportunity divide, close the achievement gap, and transform lives.
Each site is managed by a Helen Gurley Brown Education Fellow who serves as a mentor, educator, and skill builder to participants. Supervised by a Lead Tutor, Level I College Tutors will provide “Homework Help” directly to students and assist the Lead Tutor in implementing academic lessons and activities that are of high interest and relevance to the students served.
Program Hours: Monday – Thursday, 3:00pm-7:00pm; Friday, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Level I Tutor Hours: (flexible afternoon and early evening hours)
General Tutor Shift Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 3:00pm-7:00pm
2 - 4 afternoons per week
Tutoring Schedule can accommodate your College Semester calendars
Reporting to the BridgeUp Lead Tutor, Tutors will:
Develop positive relationships with students that foster their academic and personal growth.
Work one-on-one or in small groups with students to provide them with Homework Help and academic tutoring to improve their understanding of math, reading, social studies and/or science, at all levels.
Assist students during “mini-lessons”/ learning activities that are led by Fellow and/or Lead Tutor.
Meet with the Lead Tutor to discuss student progress and planning needs.
Help BridgeUp Staff monitor students and maintain a safe learning environment during program activities.
Use best practices when tutoring students and managing classroom.
Attend required meetings and trainings.