Now Hiring Rising Readers Tutors for Summer 2017
International House is looking for 36 passionate tutors, 24 full-day and 12 half-day, for a six-week summer learning program aimed at English Language Learners (ELL) in grades K-3. Tutors receive a stipend and invaluable classroom experience, and work under the direction of a lead teacher in each classroom. Each tutor can expect to work with small groups of students, ranging from 4-9 students in size. The program begins June 19 and runs through July 27, Monday through Thursday of each week. Tutors will be provided with professional development opportunities throughout the program, along with the rewarding feeling to help children work on fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing through fun and engaging literacy activities.
This coming summer, International House will continue its partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) by having a presence at three host CMS sites to include three feeder schools, all yet to be determined. Our goal is to serve 300 students in 2017, and we want YOU!
Each school site’s staff is comprised of one site coordinator, four lead teachers, and 12 tutors (8 full-day; 4 half-day). Site coordinators are administrators for our program. Lead teachers supervise and mentor tutors. Both site coordinators and lead teachers are CMS employees during the school year. Tutors range from college students to seasoned CMS teachers, who participate in professional development opportunities throughout the summer, led by ELL professionals in the district, local colleges, and universities.
Bridging the Summer Gap
International House’s Rising Readers program allows students to participate in engaging, small group literacy and science enrichment instruction that assists in the maintenance of critical literacy skills potentially lost over the summer months. Moreover, our caring staff help these scholars build essential social skills that are necessary for achieving academic success. Rising Readers participants receive transportation, meals, book bags, books, and school supplies at no cost to students and their families.
Why You Should Join!
Rising Readers provides an opportunity to gain a valuable set of educational and workforce skills including: classroom management, literacy instruction, differentiation, student assessment, lesson planning, and diversity. In addition, tutors accumulate hours of professional development in the field of multicultural education—a very appealing addition to your resume! Tutors have the wonderful opportunity to help ELL students grow academically, as well as make life-long friends.
If you are interested in this paid, summer opportunity, please email your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to our Rising Readers Project Manager, Meagan Malcom (firstname.lastname@example.org).