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Amplify In-Person Reading Tutor - Baltimore, MD (Part-Time, Contractor)

Company: Amplify
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products help teachers identify the targeted instruction students need to build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide educators with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than 10 million students in all 50 states. For more information, visitamplify.com.Amplify is seeking in-person, part-time Reading Tutors to provide small-group tutoring for students in Baltimore, Maryland. This is not a remote position.Are you interested in making a difference in a student's life through high-impact reading tutoring? Would you like to receive training and experience in Amplify's science of reading aligned assessment and intervention products? Do you want to interact directly with students while building relationships and instilling a passion for reading? Amplify Tutoring is currently looking to grow our Baltimore, Maryland tutor base with in-person tutors who are committed to ensuring students have the foundational literacy skills they need to be successful.Amplify Tutoring works in close partnership with schools across the country to offer small-group reading tutoring. Make a difference working with Baltimore City students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade by conducting tutoring sessions throughout the school year to build early literacy skills in order to read at or above grade level.**Candidates must be able to complete in person fingerprinting and provide lessons at least 3 consistent days a week on site, in schools in Baltimore, Maryland.Primary responsibilities:The Amplify Reading Tutor will play a meaningful and important role in supporting small groups of growing readers in-person, multiple times a week. Reporting to the Program Manager of Tutoring Services, the Tutor will prepare lessons using Amplify's mCLASS Intervention program to deliver tutoring sessions and monitor students' progress.The successful and effective candidate will be a punctual, consistent, enthusiastic, results-driven, and self-starting individual who enjoys working with young children and developing learning skills through game-like activities. The individual must provide outstanding support to students and be a strong communicator with all stakeholders including tutor coaches, program managers and other team members. They will combine a solid capacity for literacy instruction with strong relationship-building and problem-solving skills.In this role, you will:

  • Provide in-person tutoring to small groups of K-5 grade students three set days per week throughout the 2023-2024 school year. Each small group session lasts for 30 minutes.
  • Prepare unique lesson activities and materials while internalizing lesson objectives before each tutoring session, based on provided lesson plans.
  • Monitor progress of students' reading skill development regularly using a provided assessment to determine if tutoring instruction is working or needs adjustments.
  • Implement feedback from program manager and tutor coach, and self-advocate for needs related to this position in a professional manner.
  • Attend and actively participate in synchronous and asynchronous virtual training and onboarding sessions. Tutors may also attend paid professional development workshops offered throughout the year.
  • Read and review email and internal instant messaging communication daily from the tutor leadership team to keep informed of program changes and updates.
  • Problem-solve common issues by following written instructions, and use excellent written communication skills to engage in synchronous and asynchronous leadership support.
  • Contribute to project-level data reporting for internal and external stakeholders by maintaining an up-to-date lesson log for each session delivered, tracking daily attendance, and answering periodic questionnaires.
  • Adhere to and implement Amplify and district operational procedures, such as singing into schools and requesting substitute coverage.
  • Interact and collaborate as needed with school staff in a professional manner.Required education and experience:
    • Available for at least 3 hours, three set days per week at consistent times as determined by the school and Amplify Tutoring Program Manager throughout the 2023-2024 school year.
    • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent.
    • Fluent English speaker.
    • Demonstrates effective time-management skills: reliable, diligent, proactive, flexible, punctual for all commitments, and able to navigate in a fast-paced environment.
    • Comfortable and skilled with technology (Web-based browsers, Google Meet, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Zoom) and regularly updates knowledge base to incorporate new tools and troubleshoot issues.
    • Enjoys working with elementary-aged students and demonstrates patience, flexibility, rapport-building and problem-solving skills with young learners.
    • Strives for clear and effective oral and written communication with students, coaches, program managers, fellow tutors and other team members.Preferred education and experience:
      • Experience preparing and leading instructional activities with small groups of children.
      • Experience with English Language Learners and/or proficiency in a second language.
      • Prior experience working within school districts.
      • Knowledge of early reading skills and literacy intervention.
      • Knowledge of Amplify Education products such as mCLASS and mCLASS Intervention.
      • Completion of some college level course work.Additional information:Time commitment: Amplify Reading Tutors must complete an onboarding and training process prior to assignment of tutoring sessions. Onboarding consists of approximately 20 hours of asynchronous and synchronous training courses. Tutors will be compensated for their training time.Tutors are assigned groups once onboarding and fingerprinting/background checks have been completed and cleared. Tutoring assignments will be highly dependent on customer demand and tutor availability. Tutoring groups are typically scheduled for a semester-long period (approximately 15 weeks) and tutors are expected to commit to the full semester. Many partners participate in a full school year of tutoring, allowing tutors to be assigned tutoring groups during both semesters. Amplify provides paid professional development opportunities for tutors throughout the school year to further develop their skills.Location: This part-time position is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Candidates must be able to provide reliable transportation to their tutoring assignments within Baltimore, Maryland. All candidates must be physically residing within the United States or the District of Columbia, a commutable distance to Baltimore, and meet U.S. employment eligibility requirements.Documentation: If selected, fingerprinting and background checks will be required. Please be aware that this process can take several weeks. Tutors are unable to begin working with students prior to clearance.COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is suggested but no longer required for this role.Equipment: Tutors must be able to supply their own equipment including a laptop, webcam and microphone that can be taken to their tutoring assignment and/or be used during professional development activities and meetings.Start Date and Timeline: We are currently hiring tutors for anticipated positions during the 2023-2024 school year. For qualified candidates, there will be opportunities to complete onboarding and training prior to anticipated fall start dates.Interviews are ongoing.Upon hire, onboarding begins immediately.Any communication to applicants relating to the Amplify hiring process will only come from email addresses with the domain amplify.com.Compensation: Tutors will be employed and paid via a 3rd party agency. We offer a competitive salary and provide compensation for preparing lessons and materials, delivering sessions, and onboarding/internal training.The pay range for this role is $15 per hour for lesson preparation and professional development, and $25 per hour for delivery of sessions.We celebratediversityand are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from adiversecandidate pool.Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.

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