JobID 186 : TUTOR-AVID PROGRAM (#2007440)
This position is an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) tutor during the AVID elective. The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. At Oak Ridge High School, students accepted into the AVID program will participate in an AVID elective during the school year. Tutors are an important part of the AVID elective. They will be trained in AVID strategies, support students in their courses, and will serve as role models for students.
-Conduct tutorial sessions that underscore the principle of collaborative learning and the practice of students teaching other students through discussion of class and text notes.
-Determine from student tutorial worksheets, notes, and discussions the concepts that need to be the focus of tutorial sessions.
-Work with students in any phase of the writing process, such as brainstorming, revision, and editing.
-Allow students to shoulder the responsibility for their own active learning while guiding them with strategies that they will become accustomed to using independently.
-Reinforce the idea that learning extends far beyond mere studying to form the basis for long-term accomplishments.
-Assist students in any subject area, by being familiar with students’ textbooks and materials and AVID classroom resources.
-Evaluate student binders, including calendars, class and textbook notes, and learning logs.
-Assist in teaching study skills and other aspects of college preparation.
-Take responsibility for the tone and atmosphere of the AVID classroom.
-Acknowledge the individuality of all AVID students and work to develop their academic and personal pride.
-Assist the AVID coordinator as requested, such as reviewing course outlines and assignment schedules, helping with field trips, etc.
-Assist in developing a resource file of enrichment materials for use in tutorial sessions.
-Communicate regularly with the AVID coordinator/teacher regarding student progress and areas of concern.
-Set an example of personal excellence and high expectations for AVID students to follow.
-Be responsible and reliable.
-Relate well to high school students.
-Participate in AVID tutor training.
Tutors work a maximum of 7 hours per week once or twice per week during the school year when the course is being taught.