Job Responsibilities : Achievers Academic Tutor
Salary : $40600 per year
Company : Kent School District
Location : Remote US
Educational requirements : High School
This is a temporary position and there are up to 4 positions available.
Under the direction of Manager of College and Career Readiness and in partnership with GEAR UP Student Success Specialists and school leadership this position will guide students toward academic and personal excellence utilizing tutoring strategies obtained through provided training consistent with the mission and primary goals and objectives of GEAR UP Achievers South King County. Tutors will serve students in-person during and/or after the school day in core academic subjects to support student learning. Delivery method of tutoring services will be in accordance with the District’s in-person and/or remote learning plans. The tutor will be a part of a team of other tutors and attend 2-hour paid weekly team meetings for ongoing training support and professional development.
GEAR UP is an acronym for Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs a federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. GEAR UP is a national college-readiness program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. This position is funded with Department of Education grant funds which are authorized through Summer 2025. Continued employment is dependent upon the availability of funds and the District’s continued achievement of grant goals.
Incumbent may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties knowledge or abilities associated with this classification but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.
E = ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Supports a variety of teachers and/or students in content area classrooms by using tutoring strategies to strengthen student understanding (E)
Provide small group instruction and/or one-on-one instruction for GEAR UP cohort students during assigned hours. (E)
Maintain log of tutoring activities delivered to students as directed by GEAR UP Student Success Specialist. (E)
Assist GEAR UP Student Success Specialist in teaching study skills and other aspects of college preparation. (E)
Assist in developing a resource file of enrichment materials for use in tutorial sessions (E)
Assist GEAR UP Student Success Specialist and teachers to identify at-risk students in need of academic support services. (E)
Participates in professional learning for content area information curriculum and instructional practices. Note: All time in GEAR UP training and meetings will be paid. (E)
Attends weekly meetings trainings and/or GEAR UP events as directed by GEAR UP Student Success Specialist. (E)
Interacts appropriately and in a culturally responsive manner orally and in writing to all stakeholders including students colleagues and families. (E)
Other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor with input from school and district leadership as related to student success in the scope of these responsibilities.
- High School Diploma GED (General Education Diploma) OR equivalent.
- Currently enrolled in a technical/vocational two- or four-year postsecondary program.
- Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
- Demonstrated ability to follow directions with a minimum of supervision and complete assigned task(s) in a timely manner.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated academic success in core subject areas especially math science and English.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students staff and community members.
- Ability to handle confidential matters in an ethical manner.
- Interest in supporting high school students succeed academically.
Employment eligibility that may include fingerprints health (TB) and/or other employment clearance.
(Allowable Substitutions: Any combination of experience and training which provide the incumbent/applicant with the knowledge skills and ability required to perform the work as determined by the district.)
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Experience with tutoring academic and counseling programming preferred.
- Multi-lingual language proficiency.
- Demonstrated skills in organization and time management.
- Demonstrated ability to show flexibility and good judgment.
- Demonstrated ability to interact positively and confidentially with individuals from diverse linguistic cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully implement specialized program.
- Demonstrated ability to use excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively and collegially with staff community and students.
- Ability to work independently and build collegial relationships.
- Demonstrated ability to creatively problem solve with input from school staff and families.
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain timely and accurate records.
- Daily activity is performed in an office environment in a high school or virtual setting where appropriate.
- Tutoring sessions are provided by appointment and/or student drop-in hours based on candidate’s availability and not to exceed 12 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Monday – Friday with the exception of school closure days.
- Must provide own transportation to/from school(s) and other locations where meetings are held.
- Occasionally required to travel to attend conferences events or other professional development activities as approved by immediate supervisor.
- Subject to frequent interruptions and extensive contact with staff and the public.
- Indoor and outdoor environment.
- A device will be provided by the District to deliver tutoring sessions and complete other tasks as assigned including but not limited to service logging and tracking.
The position is available at the following school sites only:
- Kent-Meridian HS
- Kentridge HS
- Kentwood HS
- Bending at the waist kneeling or crouching and reaching to retrieve and maintain files and records.
- Reaching overhead above the shoulders and horizontally.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office equipment computer keyboard and other equipment necessary to complete the required duties.
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
- Visual ability to read and to prepare/process documents and to monitor various services and personnel.
- Sitting for extended periods.
- Standing for extended periods.
- Walking over rough or uneven surfaces.
- Climbing occasional use of stepladders.
- Physical activity may be required which could include lifting to fifty pounds storing of materials and equipment transporting tools and parts
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Extended viewing of computer monitor.
- Working around and with office equipment having moving parts.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act the Kent School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Division of Human Resources.