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YMCA of Greater Kansas City Tutor - Center Middle School in Missouri

Our 21st Century program sites offer afterschool enrichment programs for children who are most in need of academic support. This program is a national initiative that strives to help youth improve school grades and develop social-emotional skills critical for success in classroom and careers.

The Tutor provides academic tutoring in math and reading for children in grades K-8. Instruction and activities are designed expressly to promote subject mastery, develop grade-level competencies and to teach study skills. Tutoring services are provided during the afterschool time at the signature program school location.

  • Help students achieve a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving academic capabilities in designated areas.

  • Help students develop the study skills necessary for academic success. Identify students experiencing difficulties and provide encouragement and alternatives.

  • Provide academic assistance to assigned students, individually or in a small group setting.

  • Assist Tutoring Program Coordinator in preparing for tutoring sessions, reviewing class material, discussing the text, predicting test questions, formulating ideas for materials, or working on solutions to problems.

  • Utilize the resources of the school and after-school program in order to assist the student(s) in education endeavors.

  • Attend periodic training sessions to increase competency in working with students.

  • Document, track and maintain daily progress and academic records of assigned students. Provide feedback regarding student’s progress as well as behavior.

  • Acknowledge student efforts, accomplishments and progress.

  • Integrate an asset based positive youth development approach in the tutoring sessions.

  • Differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of students (e.g. inclusion accommodations, English language learner strategies).

  • Assist students in developing self-confidence, raising self-concept, and reducing anxiety or fear of failure in academic work.

  • Work with students to develop a high level of motivation in academic areas and positive attitudes toward learning and studying.

  • Serve as a role model for students being served.

  • Adhere to all processes, procedures, rules and regulations of the YMCA, the afterschool program, and School District.

  • Ensure the safety and well being of participants.

  • Maintain positive relationships with children, parents and other associates.

  • Encourage physical, emotional and spiritual growth and positive character development in all children.

  • Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being amongst associates and participants.

  • A teacher certification or license.

  • Must possess an understanding and knowledge of how schools operate as well as specific knowledge in age-appropriate curriculum.

  • Must demonstrate good verbal and written communications skills.

  • Possess good organization and problem solving skills.

  • Be dependable and supportive of the program.

  • Able to work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner.

  • Sensitivity to individuals representing a variety of family, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Able to exercise high levels of discretion and confidentiality.

Req No: 2021-5815

Mid: USD $25.00/Hr.

Position Hours: Afterschool Hours - 5 Hours/Week

Additional Location Information: Center Middle School

External Company Name: YMCA of Greater Kansas City

External Company URL: http://www.kansascityymca.org/