JobID 910 : Math Tutor (#2010728)

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Description

Background:
LEARN is a network of  high performing college preparatory, tuition-free public elementary and middle schools. that serve children. There are 10 LEARN Schools serving 4,100 students in grades PK-8 across Chicago, Waukegan, and North Chicago.

LEARN and our amazing educators, have received numerous recognitions for making an impact in public education, including the 2018 Chicago Magazine's Top Elementary Charter Schools and the 2018 Illinois Network of Charter Schools Principal of he Year Award. 

LEARN's mission remains crystal clear: to provide children with the academic foundation and ambition to earn a college degree. LEARN is currently looking for hard-working and passionate professionals that are dedicated to transforming public education.

PURPOSE
 
Math tutors are responsible for teaching small groups of students of all grade levels how to comprehend and complete their math coursework and supporting and differentiating the existing classroom Math coursework to ensure mastery of key grade level concepts. Having a deep understanding of mathematical concepts will be vital to helping children reach their goals.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/OUTCOMES % TIME SPENT
  • Review the curriculum and the data for the students and understand the concepts that students are supposed to learn in the small groups 10%
  • Push into existing math classes in order to support small groups and/or individual students to support students execution of math lessons; meets with students in small groups and/or one-on-one 10%
  • Monitors student performance within the areas of classwork, attendance and discipline as needed 20%
  • Work with teachers in order to identify students to work with and how to best support them
  • Discuss math content and offer encouragement and support to keep students motivated and ready to learn 10%
  • Communicate with teacher around students’ progress and challenges 10%
  • Teach students various mathematical concepts, processes, and computations 40%
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate should enjoy working in a dynamic, results-oriented environment in which expectations are high for both the quality and speed of work.
 
Education, Training and/or Experience
1. BA/BS conferred or in process preferred in Math, Engineering, Statistics or Education
2. Math tutors have an excellent command of mathematics in all math disciplines; they use strong communication skills to share this knowledge and to motivate and instruct students.
3. Must have good understanding of multiple math subjects, such as algebra, geometry, and basic arithmetic
4. Proficient math knowledge through Algebra II and Geometry.
5. Proficient computer knowledge and previous experience with Microsoft software
 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
1. Computer skills – because math tutors often work remotely through online chat sessions, email, and other software, basic computer skills are essential for this job
2. Interpersonal skills – math tutors interact with students of all ages and levels of learning, and find ways to help them grasp mathematics concepts, which requires good interpersonal skills
3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
4. Ability to plan, organize and manage multiple student math needs
5. A passionate commitment to serving at risk families
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bilingual a plus
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/TRAVEL
Ability to communicate and exchange information over the phone, email, and in-person. The nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment. Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files. Lift and carry file boxes up to 15 lbs.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
Majority of work performed in a general office environment. Position requires availability for extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job duties. The ability to travel in the Chicagoland areas.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/COMPETENCIES
Strong basic math and arithmetic skills
Desire to tutor young students
Patient and friendly
 
This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or
skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without
notice, in accordance with the needs of LEARN Charter School Network. Since no job
description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to
time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job,
reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job
shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.
 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, family medical history, disability or veteran status.