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AVID Tutor

Sunday, December 1st, 2019 to Sunday, April 26th, 2020 (MT)

About

Created ForASU Community Engagement Programs, Education Placements
Supervisor(s)Jo Shurman
Hiring ManagerJo Shurman
PaidNo
TimeframeFall, Winter, Spring
CreditYes
Description
DUTIES
• Lead subject-specific study groups
• Provide academic support to students in order to ensure success in rigorous coursework
• Participate in AVID training on program methodologies
• Provide direct instruction under the site coordinator’s supervision
• Act as a role model for AVID students
• Visit content classrooms to observe and assist AVID students
• Inform coordinator of student progress
• Assist organization and participate at functions and in activities
• Advocate for AVID among peers in order to build a pool of tutors

AVAILABLE DAYS/HOURS

Centennial Middle School 13808 S. 36th Street, Phoenix
Tuesday/Thursday 1st Period 8:10 am - 9:12 am
Tuesday/Thursday 3rd Period 10:20 am - 11:22 am
Tuesday/Thursday 5th Period 1:03 pm - 2:05 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 6th Period 2:08 pm - 3:10 pm

Akimel A-al Middle School 2720 E. Liberty Lane, Phoenix
Tuesday/Thursday 5th Period 11:59 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 6th Period 1:04 pm - 2:05 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 7th Period 2:09 pm - 3:10 pm

Aprende Middle School 777 N Desert Breeze Blvd., Chandler
Tuesday/Thursday 5th Period 1:03 pm - 2:05 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 6th Period 2:08 pm - 3:10 pm

POPULATION SERVED
Interns (i.e., AVID Tutors) will be directly serving a wide ranging population of students in Phoenix, Tempe and Chandler. Many students in the AVID program join the district through our open enrollment policy, which attracts students from low-income neighborhoods in south Phoenix, Guadalupe, Tempe and Maricopa.


COMMUNITY NEED
The internship will service students that need additional help in specific subject areas. Unfortunately, many of our minority students do not not fully access Kyrene's learning environments. In fact, roughly 60% of all minority students in the district are not proficient in Math and English Language Arts (ELA), as measured by the state assessment (AzMerit). The achievement gap between minority students and White students remains a chronic disparity. Additionally, out-of-boundary students, a large proportion of which are minority students from low-income neighborhoods, now constitute 30% of total enrollment, reinforcing the fact that educational equity and excellence is an immediate and fundamental challenge to be addressed. Therefore, Kyrene’s objective is clear: improve outcomes for ALL students, providing targeted, differentiated and intensive support to minority students.


COMMUNITY IMPACT
The AVID program targets students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The AVID program improves teaching skills and behaviors for academic success, builds strong student/teacher relationships, creates a positive peer group for students, and develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination. Most critically, AVID is an evidence-based program with considerable external research demonstrating that low-income, minority students participating in AVID have significantly higher academic outcomes than their peers not participating in the program, as well as attend and complete college at higher rates. AVID Tutors will support all aspects of the program, thereby supporting students who are underrepresented in college prepare for and be accepted to college.


CAPACITY:: 8 interns
Requirements
Fingerprinting
Requirement DetailsInterns should be:
Willing to help
Have a passion for teaching
Punctual
Reliable
Ability to work with children from different backgrounds


FINGERPRINTING DETAILS (if any)
AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card is required. The district is committed to conducting the fingerprint process so that interns do not have to pay for a fingerprint clearance card.

TRAINING REQUIRED DETAILS
Training will be provided on the specifics of serving as an AVID tutor.
CausesCollege Readiness Education Tutor

Location: Kyrene District Office, 8700, Tempe, AZ 85284