Academic Tutor

Employment Type
Part-Time
Job Category
After School Programs
Borough
Queens
Location
Flushing YMCA

SALARY:  $15.76 - $22.07 P/H
PART-TIME

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Flushing YMCA is seeking an Academic Tutor who, under the supervision of the Site Director, will provide intensive and extensive academic tutoring in Math and Literacy to children in grades K – 8th.  The Academic Tutor will lead instruction and activities designed to promote subject mastery, develop grade-level competencies, and teach study skills.  The incumbent will also be responsible for creating a safe and positive environment for school-age children, to provide opportunities for learning, interaction, and academic/personal growth. The incumbent must be able to work Monday to Friday during afterschool hours. Y Afterschool programs operate from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants in the program by providing appropriate supervision at all times.  
  • Meet academic standards for tutoring and demonstrate competence in analyzing students’ academic needs. 
  • Assist participants in actively achieving an increased comprehension and retention of specific subject material and improved academic skill in designated areas. 
  • Help participants develop necessary study skills for academic success. 
  • Identify participants experiencing difficulty and provide encouragement and alternative explanations of subject material. 
  • Assist participants with homework as needed. 
  • Work with the education specialist / coordinator, site director, and school staff to understand academic expectations of day school, and to develop activities, assignments, practice tests, and strategies accordingly. 
  • Document, track, and maintain regular progress and academic records of designated participants and provide feedback regarding participant progress as needed.  
  • Assist participants in developing self-confidence and reducing anxiety or fear of failure in academic work. 
  • Work with participants to develop a high level of motivation in academic areas and positive attitudes toward learning and studying by acknowledging student efforts as well as their progress and achievements. 
  • Work cooperatively with afterschool counselors, professional staff, teachers, and other program and school staff. 
  • Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all participants.
  • Create and maintain a strength-based, youth-focused atmosphere that is consistent and sensitive to the needs of participants with learning, emotional, or behavioral differences.
  • Maintain accurate program documentation (attendance, sign in/out forms, behavior reports, incident reports, and accident reports, as appropriate). 
  • Serve as a positive role model for participants. 
  • Understand and communicate the YMCA’s core values and the goals of the Y After School Program to participants and caregivers. 
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and guardians through regular communication about their child’s strengths and areas of growth.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events, as appropriate.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health, YMCA of Greater New York, and funder standards, expectations, and regulations.   

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Associates degree in Education or a related field.  BA or MA preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with youth in an afterschool or tutoring environment. 
  • Working knowledge and understanding of public school functions and Common Core, as well as specific knowledge in age-appropriate math and/or literacy curriculum.
  • General knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Knowledge of Access, Adobe PageMaker and Photoshop preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, and ability to work with diverse youth and adults.
  • Must have availability to work Monday  - Friday during afterschool hours (2:00pm – 6:00pm)

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Academic Tutor” to fcarlucci@ymcanyc.org or to:

Flushing YMCA
Attn.:  Frankie Carlucci
138-46 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11354


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