English Tutor (Grades 9—12), Tutor Institute

We are seeking English Tutors to work closely with our high school students, grades 9 – 12.  Tutors serve as a part of the Harlem Children’s Zone mission to support our students throughout their academic careers. They must be able to communicate effectively with students while remaining professional. Tutors must also be able to motivate and maintain the interest of the students while setting an example in all areas, including timeliness and attendance. Additionally, they must take a sincere, active, and appropriate interest in the well being of all students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work one on one with students to provide them with academic tutoring
  • Work in small group settings preparing students for State Exams and the Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • Log all tutoring sessions—write a report detailing 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
  • Administer assessments and collaborate with staff to analyze scores
  • Create strategies to target areas of concern
  • Performs other duties assigned

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Must be enrolled in a college degree program; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Understanding of basic English language constructs including:  broad vocabulary, grammar, context structure, reading comprehension, essay and creative writing, note taking and concept development
  • Knowledge of concepts to create a standard book report including paraphrasing, footnotes, and bibliography requirements
  • Experience working with students to improve English and writing skills in preparation for college level work
  • Regents Test prep experience is a huge plus
  • Working knowledge of the core English curriculum used by the NYC Department of Education

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word Format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Be sure to include "English Tutor (Grades 9-12)" in the subject line.  No telephone inquiries or recruiters please.  Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants.  HCZ is an EOE.