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GEAR UP Tutor

Company: Wonderful College Prep Academy
Location: Sanger
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Wonderful College Prep Academy is a charter network in California's Central Valley committed to providing a world-class education for all students. The Academy's mission is to graduate students prepared to earn a college degree and to put them on a promising career path for life. We believe this begins with a nurturing, engaging, community-centered school environment where students develop a strong and well-rounded academic foundation. Ultimately, this will prepare generations of leaders in the Central Valley who are critical thinkers and life-long learners.

The Academy's first school opened in Delano in 2009, serving students from across the Central Valley in grades 6-12. In 2016, we moved to our new, state-of-the-art college prep campus in Delano, and in the Fall of 2017, added an elementary school in Delano and opened a second charter school in Lost Hills. In Delano, we serve over 1,800 students in grades TK-12, while in Lost Hills, we serve almost 400 students in grades TK-10 and will grow to serve students through 12th grade over the next four years.

Our students have access to technology in all-grades, from hands-on-STEM learning for younger students in a fully equipped "maker's space" to school-provided laptops for older students. The Academy aims to provide every opportunity for our students that often is not found in public or charter schools, including the ability to graduate from high school with a free Associate Degree. Through a unique partnership with Bakersfield College, our students enroll in college classes starting in 9th grade and complete all their A-G requirements, in addition to their AS Degree requirements over the course of four years. In addition, all graduates are eligible to earn a four-year renewable college scholarship through the generous support of Lynda and Stewart Resnick.

We seek thoughtful, inclusive, skilled communicators, and creative problem-solvers who value continuous learning and who are excited to serve our students and families. Now is the time to join a team making enduring change within the Central Valley of California and beyond.

Click here to learn more about the Wonderful Company's other great philanthropic partnerships.

Job Description

A day in the life at Wonderful:

Wonderful College Prep Academy is accepting applications for hourly tutor assignments for the GEAR UP grant. Tutors will initially work with 6th and 7th grade students in math, reading, and writing at Wonderful College Prep Academy in Delano and Lost Hills, and will eventually follow the student cohorts into the high schools and through their first year of college. Assignments will be approximately 20 hours per week in the after-school programs, during lunch periods, and/or during class times (mornings and/or afternoons). Workdays will be in alignment with Wonderful College Prep Academy District's calendar, with occasional hours on Saturday. This position will report to the GEAR UP Coordinator - Delano/Lost Hills.

The Tutor's responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Collaborate with and provide support for teachers, instructional assistants, and administrators at school sites.
Work directly with students to provide various academic support services (i.e., tutoring; assisting with the completion of forms; assisting with workshops).
Assist in the planning, organization, and implementation of GEAR UP grant activities.
Perform related duties as assigned.

ABOUT THE GEAR UP GRANT: GEAR UP is a federally funded Title III Grant. Wonderful College Prep Academy, in partnership with Avenal and Sanger Unified School Districts, will work with 6th and 7th grade students from four middle schools to prepare them for college. The Federal Department of Education website for GEAR UP is http://www2.ed.gov/programs/gearup/index.html.

This discretionary grant program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides seven-year grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools. GEAR UP grantees serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school and their first year of college.

Qualifications

Qualifications

College graduate or be enrolled in college and have completed freshman English, college math (Algebra II).
At least one year of tutoring experience.
An eager, flexible learner and problem solver who feels comfortable taking initiative.
A self-starter with exceptional work ethic and the ability to work well away from colleagues and management.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
An ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate well with scholars.
Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

Additional Information

Disclaimer : This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employee.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

EEO is the law

EEO is the law

Keywords: Wonderful College Prep Academy, Clovis , GEAR UP Tutor, Other , Sanger, California

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