Amplify In-Person Reading Tutor - Baltimore, MD (Part-Time, Contractor)
Posted on: February 11, 2024
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
- Attend and actively participate in synchronous and asynchronous
virtual training and onboarding sessions. Tutors may also attend
paid professional development workshops offered throughout the
- 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
- Adhere to and implement Amplify and district operational
procedures, such as singing into schools and requesting substitute
- 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
- 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
- Knowledge of Amplify Education products such as mCLASS and
- 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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