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||Great Oaks Charter Schools
||New York, NY United States
Tutor Corps--Urban Education Fellowship (August 2019-June 2020) (Housing & Stipend Provided)|
As an AmeriCorps member, you will dedicate a year of service by immersing yourself in the culture and routine of one of our four locations. By providing individualized instruction to our students and developing relationships, you play an active and integral role in preparing them for college and beyond.
As a member of the Great Oaks Tutor Corps, you will mentor and tutor middle and high school students at a Great Oaks Charter School for the duration of one school year (August to June). This is a service role through AmeriCorps with regular full-time hours Monday-Friday and some Saturdays.
In order to support your year of service, you will receive a living stipend, a fully furnished housing benefit (utilities included), health insurance, and professional development throughout the year. You will also be eligible for a Segal Education Award through AmeriCorps after your required hours are completed.
The ideal candidate for the Tutor Corps is a recent college graduate, passionate about service and enacting social change. Great Oaks has schools in Newark, NJ, New York, NY, Bridgeport, CT, and Wilmington, DE, and is seeking tutors for all sites. The Tutor Corps plays an integral role in helping our schools achieve their mission: to prepare students to succeed in college. Great Oaks is seeking individuals who are motivated, enthusiastic, and up for one of the most rewarding challenges of their lives.
As a Tutor Corps member, you will work with middle or high school students to provide individualized tutoring in small groups. Many of our students enter Great Oaks below grade level and this role requires hard work, creativity, and a dedication to helping students beat the odds.
Specific responsibilities include:
Fostering student achievement:
Provide daily tutoring to several small groups of Great Oaks students
Assess student progress on a regular basis
Lead after-school student clubs
Support Saturday Academy over the course of the school year when necessary (dependent on campus placement)
Work with students to set individualized, student driven goals
Actively participate in meetings pertaining to your role as a tutor and the success of your students
Building relationships with families:
Develop relationships with families through weekly phone calls and other communications to maintain an open conversation about student performance
Attend family events to help further build the school community
Assisting with overall student success during the school day:
Be present during transitions and escort students when necessary
Engage with students during their lunch period
Assist with other activities and projects that directly impact student success, including providing in-class or curriculum support, organizing or leading after school clubs, or working with our culture teams
Qualifications and Competencies
A successful candidate will bring the following qualifications and competencies:
Completed a Bachelorís degree by August 2019
Citizenship or legal Permanent Residency in the United States (AmeriCorps requirement)
Some experience working or volunteering with children; tutoring or mentorship experience preferable
A commitment to serving children in under-resourced, urban communities
Tenacity, flexibility, and passion
Time management and a strong sense of organization
Work collaboratively on a team, both in leadership and support roles
Effectively communicate with students, parents, school administrators, and peers
Ability to respond to and implement feedback
This AmeriCorps service role will start in early August 2019 and run through June 2020. Tutor Corps positions are available in NYC, Newark, NJ, Bridgeport, CT, and Wilmington, DE.
From the date of your application, you can expect to receive notice within a week regarding your eligibility
After reviewing your qualifications and background, we will schedule you for a brief phone screen interview with one of our Recruitment Associates
Should you move on in the process, you will be scheduled for an interview and work product evaluation with one of our four locations
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Great Oaks Charter Schools|
The Great Oaks Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated≠≠ to the laun≠≠ch and support of high-performing charter schools. There are three components to our mission: to prepare students for college success, to train highly effective classroom teachers and to invest in the communities in which our schools operate. Our academic model was inspired by the Match School of Boston, which has an extraordinary track record of success using the Tutor Corps model.
Unrelenting College Focus
A strong focus on building relationships with families and highly individualized instruction delivered by our Tutor Corps ensures that every student receives a high-quality education. Our schools have a culture of high academic and behavioral expectations, predicated on the belief that every child can learn and earn a degree from a competitive four-year institution.
Redefining High-Quality Teacher Training
Partnering with NYU, we created the Great Oaks Teacher Residency, which provides a pathway to teaching certification and a Masterís degree through a blend of coursework, mentoring and significantly more practical experience than a traditional theory-based graduate school of education.
Investing in Communities
The Great Oaks Foundation is committed to the vitality of the communities in which our schools operate. The shape this takes depends upon the needs of the community. In Newark, Great Oaks was a founding partner in Teachers Village. In New York Cityís Community School District 2, Great Oaks addresses the communityís acute overcrowding by creating hundreds of new seats for downtown families.