After-School Program Tutor/Mentor for High School Students

Posted on April 2, 2004

Job Opportunity/People for People, Inc.
Position Title: After-School Program Tutor/Mentor for High School Students

Position Location:
People for People, Inc.
714/800 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Purpose of Assignment: People For People, Inc. (PFP), a community/faith-based organization in North Central Philadelphia, has been awarded a Community Technology Center (CTC) Grant to address the need for supplemental instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics to 9th to 12th grade urban students attending area high schools in an after-school setting with enrichment activities.

Outline of Program Tasks:
<li> To improve the academic performance of academically needy high school students by supplying language skills that students need as a basis for reading, listening, thinking, and participating successfully in the classroom in order to enhance academic achievement.
<li> To motivate students to attend school, prepare for the PSAT/SAT/ACT, continue through graduation, and help to facilitate an increase in the rate at which students graduate from high school and matriculate in post-secondary education.

Training and Support Plan:
All tutors/mentors will receive orientation to the community technology program (CTC) explaining the mission and goals of the program. You will be given a tour of the facilities including the location of available program supplies, workspaces, emergency exits, security procedures, telephones, and vending area. The orientation will include the daily routines of the tutors and planned curriculum for students. Weekly planning sessions will allow the team to evaluate the student, share concerns that may arise about a student?s well-being and report disciplinary problems to the Project Director. Overall the Project Director will provide program support and supervision.

Time Commitment:
During the regular public school scheduled year, a general minimum of three and a half hours per day (the days will be contingent on the group you have). Program hours during the regular public school year include: Mondays-Fridays, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and every other Friday the hours are from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. due to Philadelphia public school district early dismissal. In the spring, we will also look to recruit tutors/mentors for the summer program that will operate from 9:00 a.m. ? 12:00 noon daily.

Qualifications:
Education: Preferably four years of college or equivalent work experience (in education, computer technology or urban studies).

Skills:
<li> a genuine interest in working youth with a willingness to abide by all program rules and standards.
<li> Satisfactory references and pass the child abuse history and criminal background checks.
<li> Serve as a resource to an at risk urban population grades 9th to 12th grade using a realistic understanding of the concerns of today?s urban youth population experiencing a variety of academic and social challenges.
<li> Well organized and have a working knowledge of computers.
<li> Work actively and specifically to encourage youth empowerment, diversity, inclusion and to counter racism and discrimination.
<li> Maintain files and resources for the program.
<li> Demonstrate a strong sense of integrity and professionalism.
<li> Work in conjunction with and be accountable to the Program Director as well as functioning as a member of the team to ensure success for all the high school participants.
<li> Interact successfully, respectfully while maintaining a warm, friendly demeanor at all times with the student participant, participant?s family members, fellow program tutors/mentors and People for People staff.
<li> Be available for special events such as field trips and parties on an occasional basis.

Prior experience in academic tutoring is recommended. A passionate attitude for serving students in an urban setting toward success in their academic endeavors will be considered!

Program Contact: Cornelia Lavong, Program Director – 215-763-7060 to leave a message, or ext. 1313 (direct line) or email: clavong@peopleforpeople.org


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