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Academic Tutor: Upper Division (New Role)

Company: Bridge Boston Charter School
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

MISSION

Bridge Boston Charter School students will thrive in a challenging, joyful, inclusive K1-8 public school community that values close partnerships with families, and a focus on the whole child. Our students will develop the skills necessary to excel academically in rigorous high schools, reach their individual potentials, and view themselves as creators of their own futures. Through full-service programming, Bridge Boston Charter School will work to remove the health and social obstacles that hinder student learning.

Overview

Bridge Boston Charter School is a tuition-free, K1-8 public school serving 335 students in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and the surrounding community - many of whom have experienced social, emotional, and developmental barriers to learning.

Three core beliefs guide our work:
Students do best in a rigorous academic environment that teaches basic skills and inspires a love of learning.
Students thrive when a school plays an active role in eliminating barriers, working closely with families and partner organizations to meet each student's health and social service needs.
Students will succeed when they live and learn in a nurturing community where they are respected as individuals, where they are encouraged to explore the world around them, and where their efforts are fully supported.

Learn more about Bridge Boston .

THE POSITION

Upper Division Academic Tutors work across grade levels (5-8) to provide data-driven interventions to support students' growth in Math and ELA. Reporting to Bridge's Director of Academic Intervention, Academic Tutors' primary responsibility is to push into classrooms during Bridge's "Intervention Block" (iBlock), where they will work with consistent small groups of students to address targeted academic goals. Academic Tutors will also be assigned to support specific homerooms with non-instructional duties, such as monitoring recess, lunch, and classroom transitions.

Instructional Responsibilities
Collaborating with the Director of Academic Intervention, Upper Division Director and Lead Teachers to identify students at each grade level (5-8) who require small group intervention
Planning daily small group lessons in ELA or Math using Bridge's intervention curriculum (e.g. Guided Reading lessons in ELA, iReady or Khan for Math).
Facilitating a mix of interactive small group lessons and independent student work time with targeted feedback and support
Regularly assessing student progress on their academic goals during small group intervention and tracking that data for constant reflection and improvement
Collaborating with other Academic Tutors to support one another in assessments and extra responsibilities when needed
Covering for lead teachers in the event of an absence, based on sub availability and Director assignments

Classroom Culture & Management
Maintaining high standards of student behavior needed to achieve optimal learning atmosphere in the classroom
Adhering to & promoting Bridge Boston's Positive Behavior Intervention System and social/emotional learning policies
Monitoring lunch, recess, and hallway transitions for one grade level, as assigned by supervisor

Professional Development
Participating in grade level, division level, and school-wide professional development as directed by school administration
Maintaining professional competence through participation in additional in-service activities and other learning opportunities and/or self-selected professional growth activities

Additional Responsibilities
Communicating with Lead teachers, parents, administration, colleagues in a timely, consistent manner
Partnering with the Culture Team, Special Education, and English Language Learning departments to leverage supports that will advance the individual needs of students
Actively participating in a professional learning community
Submitting behavior and academic reports in a timely manner
Adhering to Bridge Boston schoolwide protocols, policies, and regulations
Participating in required family engagement activities such as parent-teacher conferences, parent-admin dinners, school music concerts, and student awards programs
Performing other related duties as assigned by Division/Department Leader, including arrival and dismissal responsibilities

Qualifications
BA or BS required
1+ years of cumulative experience working with middle school age students from diverse backgrounds
Ability to communicate and break down complex academic concepts in the middle school ELA and Math curriculum
Willingness to hold students accountable for meeting high expectations in academics and behavior
Demonstrated cultural competence and sensitivity; belief in the value of diversity
Have a "self-starter" and team player attitude - working to address and resolve issues with a team focus
Effective communication skills with families, staff, and students
Adaptive, flexible, and resourceful problem solver
Customer-service orientation
Strong work ethic and sense of urgency
Detail-oriented and organized
Life-long learner; willingness to make and learn from mistakes; interest in learning new things

How to Apply:

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should apply for jobs via the "career" page of our website:. Should you have questions about the process, please email Patti McKenna, Senior Director of External Affairs, at careers@bridgebostoncs.org.

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Keywords: Bridge Boston Charter School, Boston , Academic Tutor: Upper Division (New Role), Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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