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Temporary Aide - AVID Tutor

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Summary Information:
Employer: Wichita Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Tutor
School / Org: Wichita Public Schools
Location Wichita, Kansas
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN11654
Posting Date: 20 October 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Wichita Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Temporary Aide - AVID Tutor

Location: Unassigned

Additional Information:
AVID is a system that targets potential college students who need support AVID prepares these students by teaching them college readiness skills. Students are enrolled in advanced course and give academic support through tutors.

Tutors are key to the success of the AVID program. Tutors from area colleges and universities are trained to use specific teaching methodologies and materials to work with AVID students. Tutors work with AVID students in study groups and individually, assisting them in all academic areas to make progress commensurate with college expectations. Tutoring in AVID is different from any job you have held before. Being part of a program at the forefront of education is highly challenging and requires extraordinary commitment, yet its rewards are many. More than anything else, tutoring in AVID is the best preparation possible for a career in teaching or in any other job which is people oriented.

Position Function: AVID tutors assist the students achieve their full potential by facilitating collaborative tutorial groups. Tutors use Socratic questioning and collaborative learning techniques to help the students come up with the answers to their questions on their own and by working with fellow students. AVID tutorial take place in small groups that are subject area specific. As an AVID tutor, you are an active participant in the learning, growth, and personal development of students.

Essential Performance Responsibilities:
- Conducts tutorial sessions that underscore the principle of collaborative learning and the practice of students teaching other students through discussion of class and text notes
- Determines from student tutorial worksheets, notes, and discussions the concepts that need to be the focus of tutorial sessions
- Allows students to shoulder the responsibility for their own active learning while guiding them with strategies that they will become accustomed to using independently
- Reinforces the idea that learning extends far beyond mere studying to form basis for long term accomplishments
- Assists students in any subject area, by being familiar with students’ textbooks and materials and AVID classroom resources
- Evaluates student binders, including calendars, class and textbook notes, and learning logs
- Assists in teaching study skills and other aspects of college preparation
- Takes responsibility for the tone and atmosphere of the AVID classroom
- Acknowledges the individuality of all AVID students and work to develop their academic and personal pride
- Assets the AVID coordinator as requested, such as contacting teachers regarding course outlines and assignment schedules, helping with field trips, contacting parents, etc.
- Assists in developing a resource file of enrichment materials for use in tutorial sessions
- Communicates regularly with AVID coordinator/teaching regarding student progress and areas of concern
- Conduct mini-lessons in the process of writing in all subject areas, study skills, and other aspects of college preparations
- Sets an example of personal excellence and high expectations for AVID students to follow

Additional Duties: Assists with additional duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to work with in small groups and/or individually with middle school and/ or high school students
- Ability to become familiar with the material in the AVID Curriculum Libraries
- Ability to conduct tutorial sessions in all areas of mathematics, therefore, a strong math background is mandatory
- Ability to work with students in any phase of the writing process, such as brainstorming, clustering, revision, and editing
- Ability to communicate both verbally and written in order to communicate with others inside and outside of the organization for the purpose of giving and obtaining information
- Use of good judgment to make decisions on recurring assignments
- Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality
- Knowledge of company's mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them

Employee Punctuality and Appearance:
- In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of USD 259 and is appropriate for their position

Qualification Profile:
- A High School Education or GED equivalent is required

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

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