High School / Secondary Teaching/AVID Tutor

Uinta County School District #1
Job Description
Position:           AVID Tutor - Temporary Part-time position                                      
                                                                                               
Location:          Uinta County School District #1, Evanston, Wyoming
                         Evanston High School
               
Salary:              4-1; $12.53 per hour
 
Hours:              T, W, Th – Not to exceed 6.5 hours per week
Closing Date:    When Filled
                                                 
Qualifications:
  1. The AVID tutor takes an active part in developing the academic and personal strength of AVID students.
  2. The AVID tutor becomes thoroughly grounded in AVID strategies (WICOR: writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading).
  3. The AVID tutor becomes a master of each stage of the AVID tutorial and the inquiry learning process, as described below:
 
  1. Students take Cornell notes in their academic classes.
  2. Students complete the pre-work on Tutorial Request Form (TRF) from their academic class, Cornell notes, homework, classwork, quizzes and/or tests.
  3. As students enter the room, the teacher/tutor checks the TRFs and Cornell notes from the content class to support the point of confusion question.
  4. Students are divided into tutorial groups to meet the 7:1 ratio.
  5. One student begins the tutorial by presenting an authentic question and 30-Second Speech to the group.  The tutor and group members ask questions to guide the student presenter through the critical thinking  and inquiry process.                    
  6. Group members/tutor check the student presenter’s understanding of the answer to his/her question by asking clarifying questions. Group members also take three-column notes on the student presenters’ questions.
  7. Steps 5 and 6 are repeated for as many group members as time allows.
  8. Students complete a written reflection based on their learning (content and/or process) from the point of confusion.
  9. Students turn in their tutor pre-graded TRFs to teacher for grading and feedback.
  10. Teacher/tutors/students debrief the tutorial process. Students verify their learning in their academic classes.
 
  1.  The AVID tutor assists AVID students in developing personal pride in the AVID College Readiness System.
  2. The AVID tutor:
    • Assists students in the successful completion of college eligibility requirements and in becoming collegeready.
    • Provides academic support for students in rigorous courses.
    • Encourages students to enroll in a four-year college or university after high school graduation.
    • Serves as a role model/mentor to AVID students.
  3. AVID tutors are expected to be active learners, not experts. Because you have been selected as a tutor for this special class, it is expected and understood that you will:
    • Be positive and professional.
    • Arrive on time and prepared for class.
    • Act as a role model and wear appropriate attire at all times.
    • Assist students in maintaining their AVID binders (with calendar, assignment sheets, TRFs and daily Cornell notes from academic classes).
    • Actively participate in collaborative groups and tutorials.
    • Participate in AVID field trips and motivational activities (when possible).
    • Inform teacher in advance of absences/tardies on a tutorial day.
    • Become familiar with the specific routines and expectations of each AVID teacher’s classroom.
    • Facilitate the tutorial learning process and implement AVID methodologies.
    • Adhere to district/site policies and procedures.
    • Complete tutor training.                                                 
 
 
Uinta County School District Number One reserves the right to hire the most qualified candidate any time. UCSD#1 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, marital status, or political affiliation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities.
 
Interested candidates should complete an online application at www.uinta1.com (job opportunities) or contact the Human Resource Office of UCSD#1 at 537 Tenth Street, Evanston, Wyoming or call (307)789-7571 for additional information and/or to begin the application process.
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