Part Time Adult Literacy Tutor

Posted by on March 4, 2005

[emailed 2/22/2005]

Part time position available as adult literacy tutor. Are you interested in helping adult literacy learners improve their reading skills? As a part of a study of an NIH/US Department of Education study of the relative effectiveness of literacy instructional interventions, we are seeking part time adult literacy tutors (about 20 hours per week) to participate in a training workshop and follow up meetings to prepare to teach one of four literacy interventions to adult learners. Tutors will administer one intervention in one on one tutoring sessions with students, meeting each student for one hour, three times a week. Tutoring cycles will last 12-15 weeks each. Tutoring will take place in Philadelphia. Tutors will be responsible for preparing for tutoring sessions based on the instructional program guide and scripts of each intervention, monitoring student progress, and keeping daily logs of activities. All tutoring resources and materials will be supplied. Tutors will also be trained to and responsible for administering short, computer administered reading assessments at regular intervals with adult learners. Applicants must have a degree from an accredited college or university in education, psychology, or a related field. Experience in literacy tutoring, or teaching experience preferred. Excellent command of the English language and comfort with technology required. Salary based on qualifications.

Please note: Contracts for this reading research project run for twelve months or more. We are looking for someone to become a part of the research team!

If interested, please send a cover letter, a copy of your most recent resume and a list of references by email to Dr. Jane Shore at

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