“I have learned a lot about myself and the needs of the surrounding communities …Tutoring was a fulfilling use of my time.”-GEAR UP Tutor
The Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) is looking for highly motivated Oxy students to serve as Math Tutor-Mentor for the GEAR UP 4 LA/YPP program located at Sal Castro Middle School and the Kennedy Community schools.
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. The program also seeks to increase college and career awareness for students and parents. It provides knowledge of the admission process and the college experience. 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 goal is to improve college readiness and to give students positive role models.
The Young People’s Project (YPP) is a national organization that develops students in grades 3 through12 from traditionally marginalized populations through math literacy work, leadership training and youth-engaged advocacy in order to develop young people who are successful academically, well equipped to navigate life’s challenges, and advocate for education reform in America. Math literacy work is a tool for young people to demand of themselves, their communities and school systems, an education commensurate to the requirements for citizenship in today’s technology based economy.
Tutor-mentors will be trained in an experiential learning process and teamed with groups of high school students to deliver workshops in the form of math games for middle school students. Throughout this process tutor-mentors will serve as a mentor, motivator, supervisor, facilitator, observer, coach, and teacher, as they work with high school students to develop, organize and deliver activities and lessons to middle school students, that are educational and exciting.
• Strong desire to give back to, or work toward positive social change in communities.
• Computer access
• Enjoy tutoring students in Math
• Flexible, able to work under pressure
• Maturity, respect for youth, ability to listen with patience
• Ability to use initiative, demonstrate dependability, and use time constructively.
• 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 and high school students
• Sensitivity to the needs of at-risk students (hyperactivity, ADHD, etc.)
• Understanding of College Admission and Financial Aid process
• Bilingual Spanish skills
• Valid driver’s license and current Occidental College Designated Driver Status
1) Lead College Math Literacy Worker: 12-15 hours, will develop and implement math workshops and games for middle school students with the assistance of CMLWs and high school MLWs.
Additional hours can be completed from home
2) College Math Literacy Worker: minimum 6 hours CMLWs will assist Lead CMLWs and high school students in implementing math workshops for students.
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This is primarily an off campus program, however some assignments can be done by computer access on campus or at a mutually agreed upon meeting space. Lesson plans, debrief and some planning can be done on campus between the teams.
PAY RATE: $8.50-$9.50 per hour
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