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Reading Tutor

Amplify Virtual Reading Tutor – (Part-Time, Contractor, Remote)

Remote – United States

time type Part time

job requisition id Req_10506

A pioneer in K12 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, visit amplify.com.

Amplify is seeking remote, part-time Virtual Reading Tutors to provide small-group tutoring for students beginning in Fall 2023 and beyond.

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 partnerships and instilling a passion for reading? Amplify Tutoring is currently looking to grow our virtual tutor base with tutors who want 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 virtual reading tutoring. Make a difference working with students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade by conducting virtual tutoring sessions throughout the school year to build early literacy skills in order to read at or above grade level. Tutors will be trained to use Amplify’s small group tutoring intervention program and assessment.

**Preference will be given to candidates who are available to tutor remotely from 1:00-4:30 PM Pacific time Monday – Friday.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Amplify Reading Tutor will play a meaningful and important role in supporting small groups of growing readers virtually, 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 virtually 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 collaborators including tutor coaches, program managers and other team members. They will combine a solid capacity for technology with strong relationship-building and problem-solving skills.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide virtual tutoring to small groups of K-6 grade students three set days per week throughout the 2023-2024 school year. Each small group session lasts for 30 minutes.
  • Apply strong technology skills to confidently and successfully deliver tutoring sessions and problem-solve while using a variety of computer applications and platforms simultaneously.
  • Prepare unique virtual 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 understand 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 professional development workshops offered throughout the year that are compensated.
  • 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 leadership support.
  • Supply project-level data reporting for internal and external partners by maintaining an up-to-date lesson log for each session delivered and answering periodic questionnaires.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Available for at least 90 minutes, three set days per week at consistent times throughout the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Fluent English speaker with High School level proficiency in reading competencies.
  • Demonstrates professionalism and time-management: reliable, diligent, proactive, flexible, punctual to all commitments and tech-savvy 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 calm, flexibility, rapport-building and solution 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 in a virtual setting.
  • Experience with English Language Learners and/or proficiency in a second language.
  • Knowledge of early reading skills and literacy intervention.

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 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.

Location: While this part-time position is virtual, all candidates must be physically residing within the United States or the District of Columbia 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.

Equipment: This position requires reliable home internet that can support video calls on Google Meet, Zoom and the Amplify Tutoring platform as well as a quiet, professional place to deliver remote tutoring sessions. Tutors must be able to supply personal equipment including a laptop or desktop computer, a webcam and a wired headset with microphone. Chromebooks and tablets cannot be used to deliver lessons. Please see this resource for a full list of technology requirements.

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 will begin July 3rd, 2023.

Summer remote onboarding cohorts are scheduled to begin on July 20, August 3, and August 24.

Any communication to applicants relating to the Amplify hiring process will only come from email addresses with the domain amplify.com.