GU 4 LA Tutor
"I enjoy tutoring and I think that NPP and the Gear Up program provide a great opportunity reach out to our community." -GEAR UP Tutor-Advocate
The Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) is looking for highly motivated Oxy students to serve as Tutor-Mentor for the GEAR UP 4 LA program located at Virgil Middle School, Sal Castro Middle School, and Young Oak Kim Academy.
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) 4 LA is a federally funded program that works with youth in the Belmont and Kennedy Zones of Choice to significantly increase student success in middle and high school and persistence in college. As a partner to GEAR UP 4 LA, Occidental College provides support for program goals by providing tutor-mentors for the cohort schools and hosting GU4LA students and families on campus several times a year.
The model for the Tutor-Mentor program consists of support for students academically and socially. The goal is to improve college readiness and to provide students with positive role models. Tutor-mentors are placed in academic classes to support at-risk 8th and 9th graders. The NPP Tutor-Mentor will help increase literacy/ language Arts and math skills of students so they perform above proficiently level for their respective grade level.
Each tutor-mentor will work as part of a GEAR UP school team and is responsible for working with staff, teachers and students to provide support. Tutor-mentors are expected to work directly with the GU students during the regular class period. Tutor-mentors will be supervised by the Director of the Neighborhood Partnership Program and will collaborate directly with the staff at each partner school.
Tutor-mentors must commit to work at least one semester and are encouraged to stay longer if possible. Consistent, ongoing support is necessary for the students and teachers with whom we work. All tutor-mentors are expected to honor the term of their commitment. Tutor-mentors will be required to attend THREE mandatory training sessions (dates below). Tutor-Mentors will be evaluated on a regular basis by NPP staff and onsite program staff.
• Ability to Tutor-Mentor students in classroom setting and/or one on one
• Knowledge and competence in the subject matter
• Flexibility and an ability to work under pressure
• Maturity, respect for youth, and an ability to listen with patience
• Collaborate with teachers to enhance their knowledge in assigned middle school courses.
• Interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
• Interact effectively with a diversity of individuals.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Follow program procedures and complete all necessary paperwork
• Experience providing direct service to middle school -aged students.
• Sensitivity to the needs of at-risk students.
• Understanding of College Admission and Financial Aid process.
• Bilingual Spanish skills.
• Valid driver’s license and current Occidental College Designated Driver Status.
Please check online application for available work shifts.
PAY RATE: $8.50-$9.50 per hour
Mandatory training dates
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