Expanded Learning Opportunities Tutors

| September 4, 2014

Position Description

Through the Office of School and Community Partnerships (OSCP), Teachers College, Columbia University has convened a consortium of partner schools under the Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem (REACH). REACH currently consists of six New York City public schools representing the PK-12 grade span and located in West and Central Harlem. Broadly, REACH is a demonstration project of a university-assisted schools model that seeks to improve students’ educational outcomes through a set of coherent and strategic actions that increases access to comprehensive educational opportunities to support students’ academic achievements.

OSCP is hiring several part-time Expanded Learning Opportunities Tutors. Reporting to the Expanded Learning Opportunities Associate, tutors will develop and sustain quality tutor programming to students at our partner public schools in Harlem. This is a 5-hour per week position that spans across two semesters, from September 2014 to May 2015.

Tutors will work with students (small groups of approximately 5 to 10) at school sites 2 to 3 times a week for a total of at least 5 hours. Thus, applicants must be available at least two afternoons per week between 3:00 and 5:00pm for after school work or three times per week between 11:30am and 1pm.

Primary Responsibilities

Work independently and/or collaboratively to develop or adapt, implement and refine tutoring programs from an established framework for students at one area public school

– Use student work samples and observations to routinely make data-driven instructional decisions on student learning and instruction

– Participate in conversations with the ELO Associate that include but are not limited to observational feedback, document feedback, workshops, sessions and coaching

– Routinely document student work samples and performance data to inform instructional decision-making as well as to share student progress with appropriate stakeholders

Minimum Requirements

Must be a student matriculated in a TC degree program who is registered for at least 6 credits (or equivalent, which includes full-time equivalent offerings – HBSK 6480, CCPJ 6480, CCPX 6480, or any 8900 course). Full-time TC employees are not eligible for this position.

Must have experience in an instructional setting with students in K-12.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing and implementing curricula and/or high-quality afterschool/expanded learning activities that use a thematic and/or project based approach and integrate service learning

Demonstrated skills and abilities to exercise professional judgment, work independently and show initiative.

Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate concepts in writing and orally.

Strong collaboration skills as evidenced by ability to build positive relationships and work as part of a team with a strong initiative to drive forward project goals while demonstrating respect and humility.

Passionate commitment to expanding opportunities for low-income students and students of color.

To Apply

Interested students should submit their resumes or CVs and a cover letter the Expanded Learning Opportunities Associate Angela Fulcher, at fulcher@tc.columbia.edu. The cover letter should address your personal philosophy on expanding opportunities for underserved student populations. Complete applications will be reviewed by the Department and candidates who best meet the requirements will be contacted for an interview. Candidates not selected for an interview will not be notified but the application will remain active until the end of the term.