2015-16 Academic tutors (3): Core Subjects: ELA, Social Studies, Science and Math
Job Title: Academic Tutors (Math, ELA, Social Studies, Science)
Location/Worksite: Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology, Grand Rapids, MI,
Type of Employment: part time
West Michigan's first and finest performing arts charter academy, Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology is seeking highly qualified Tutors faculty. Join an innovative new Charter Academy, and be a part of a learning culture that will introduce students to the study of the arts and technology, integrated in a rigorous college-ready academic curriculum. Ellington will provide students with the global inspiration to tap into the amazing capability of every student and that will cultivate an intimate learning environment focused on each individual student.
EMPLOYED BY: GREAAT Schools, Inc.
REPORTS TO: School Building Instructional Leader (Principal)
The After-School Tutor program staff is responsible for designing lessons, activities and field experiences in their assigned Extended Learning Program area. Additionally, student monitoring, safety and enrichment are at the foundation of the work done with the students.
The Tutors staff must:
Instructors must be nurturing, mature, responsible and fun-loving individuals who love to share their passion with children and youth.
Include activities that are engaging and fun.
Address the multiple needs, interests, abilities and talents of children and youth.
Establish a system wherein students feel ownership of the program and feel comfortable exchanging ideas and sharing.
Apply basic youth development principles in working with students through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
Balance a student's natural inquisitiveness and playfulness, enabling them to learn new skills and understand new concepts. Projects should have clear boundaries, but lots of possibilities.
Ensure that performing arts activities in general are non-competitive and encourage the creativity and growth of all campers.
When not teaching classes, instructors help out around extended learning program as needed.
Lead or assist in final student Individualized Learning Planning and program activities as assigned by the Program Director.
Be a role model and build appropriate relationships with the campers and staff with your attitude and behavior.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree and valid Teaching Certificate/Licensure in subject area of instruction
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to individuals specific needs
• Demonstrated ability to use & integrate arts and technology in classroom and project instruction
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to differences and changes in characteristics of students, programs, leadership, staff and community
• Demonstrated ability to utilize varied teaching methodologies to accommodate students' unique learning styles
• Demonstrated ability to evaluate tests and measurements of achievement
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member
• Demonstrated ability to responsibility contributes to an innovative environment.
• Demonstrated knowledge of technology, including using performance management tools.
• Demonstrated accountability for student achievement.
• Demonstrated understanding of standards based, performing arts and technology curriculum related to their discipline.Required Criminal history background check.