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 Tutors for the GEAR UP 4 LA program located at Belmont High School and Miguel Contreras Learning Complex.
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 tutors for the cohort schools and hosting GU4LA students and families on campus several times a year.
The model for the Tutor program consists of support for students academically and socially. The goal is to improve college readiness and to provide students with positive role models. Tutors are placed in academic classes to support at-risk 9th and 10th graders. The NPP tutor will help increase literacy/ language Arts and math skills of students so they perform above proficiently level for their respective grade level.
Each tutor will work as part of a GEAR UP school team and is responsible for working with staff, teachers and students to provide support. Tutors are expected to work directly with the GU students during the regular class period. Tutors will be supervised by the Director of the Neighborhood Partnership Program and will collaborate directly with the staff at each partner school.
Tutors 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. Tutors will be required to attend THREE mandatory training sessions (dates below). Tutors will be evaluated on a regular basis by NPP staff and onsite program staff.
• Ability to Tutor 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: $9.50-$10.00 per hour
Mandatory training dates
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