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Enrichment Zones Tutor - Baychester Library

at New York Public Library

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Reference #: 10881
Keywords: library, youth

Job Description

  • LocationUS-NY-Bronx
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    OST, Out of School Time
  • Overview

    A critical component of the NYPL’s Out-Of-School Time (OST) Program is our Enrichment Zones Program which focuses on providing structured homework help to students in grades 1 through 8. In addition to homework help, students use engaging educational software to supplement their skill-building, and will participate in enrichment activities that address the Common Core Learning Standard in math, literacy, science, and social studies through hands-on exploration and experimentation.

    Tutors will work 7 or 14 hours per week, M-Th, during the program hours of 3-6PM with additional hours offered for professional development, meetings, and preparation.

    Principal Responsibilities

    The Enrichment Zones Tutor will work under the supervision of an Enrichment Zones Program Coordinator and will:

    • Work one on one or in small groups with students to provide them with academic tutoring to improve their understanding of math, reading, social studies and/or science, at all levels
    • Create and maintain reports of all tutoring sessions including details of the interaction, achievements, and concerns about the students performance
    • Attend periodic staff meetings for youth evaluation and information exchange among Tutors, Student Advocates, and supervisors
    • Assist with administering assessments and collaborate with staff to analyze scores
    • Create strategies to target areas of concern
    • Use best practices when tutoring students
    • Develop positive relationships with students that foster their academic and personal growth
    • May be assigned to work in other OST sites
    • Performs other duties assigned

    Required Education & Experience

    • Current enrollment in an undergraduate degree program at an approved accredited educational institution or a Bachelor’s degree; HS Diploma or equivalent required

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Experience teaching and/or tutoring in multiple subject areas
    • Effective communication skills in dealing with children, parents, co-workers and supervisors
    • Interest in urban library services
    • Interest in helping children to improve their reading, writing, math, social studies, and science skills
    • Possess a concrete understanding of basic elementary Math, Science, English, History, and Foreign Language concepts
    • Computer and basic technology skills such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Working knowledge of the NYC Department of Education Common Core Learning Standards preferred
    • Ability to speak foreign languages preferred

    All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

    • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
    • Be Resourceful in solving problems
    • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

    Work Environment

    • Community library


    7 or 14 hours per week

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union