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SITE SUPERVISOR for Tutoring Program

Organization: Working Women Community Centre - On Your Mark Academic Support Program
Date Posted: 2017-11-06
Posted By: Angeles Destefano
City: Toronto
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada
Primary Category: Teaching/Tutoring/Assistance Positions
Type of Position: Long-Term (3 months or more)

Description & Details

Program: On Your Mark Academic Support Program

About the Program: 

When Michael Ornstein’s analysis of “Ethno-racial Inequality in the City of Toronto” was released in March of 2000, the report cited the Portuguese and the Spanish-speaking communities as two groups experiencing extreme disadvantage in the educational system.  The report noted that the situation of the Portuguese community and the Spanish-speaking community involves a unique combination of factors including a high proportion of non-high school graduates and very few university graduates.  

The On Your Mark Academic Support Program, an initiative established in 2001, was a direct response by the Portuguese community to those stark statistics and has proven the community’s ability to organize and work together to support its children and youth and address student academic underachievement and drop out rates.  With the support of community sponsorship's and funding from both the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Toronto District School Board, On Your Mark was able to expand the program to Students of the Spanish-speaking community in 2008.  On Your Mark is marking its 16th year of service to the community for the 2017/2018 school year, continuing to support the improvement of our students’ academic performance and reversing the cycle of disadvantage.  

Position:The Volunteer Site Supervisor / Back-Up Tutor (minimum 1.5 to 2 hours per week) 

Volunteering Objective:

The Volunteer Site Supervisor / Back-Up Tutor will act as a liaison between Program Coordinator(s) and other volunteer tutors by maintaining attendance, assisting with tracking records and acting as a back-up tutor when necessary.

 

On Your Mark Tutors and Site Supervisors work one-to-one or small group support sessions for students in elementary and high school within the Toronto Catholic and District School Boards, providing educational assistance and guidance.  Volunteer tutors and site supervisors are recruited, interviewed, trained and matched with students having significant difficulties in one academic area or more.  Tutors and students meet after school and/or Saturday mornings for a minimum of 1.5 hours to receive help with homework, and basic literacy and numeracy skills. On Your Mark tutors operate their support sessions on a student-centered approach to learning; sessions are organized around the needs of the individual student.   Extra support and resources are provided for tutors and parents by Site Supervisors. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work as a Volunteer Site Supervisor / Back-Up Tutor supporting a group of tutors and students
  • Maintain records of attendance and follow up with absent tutors and students with a phone call
  • Update Program Coordinator(s) of any volunteer absences and/or concerns that may have surfaced.
  • Participate in monthly check-ins with Program Coordinator(s) via telephone OR email.
  • Back-up tutor for one or more students when necessary.
  • Provide support and assistance when needed to volunteer tutors on site.
  • Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the training package.
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards education and learning
  • Replenish resource boxes

Transportation:

Tutoring sessions are offered at local schools in Metro Toronto Area.  All schools are located close to a subway station, bus or streetcar stop.  Parking is also available in the school parking lot. 

 

Minimum Hours Per Week:

2 hours (volunteer chooses which day of the week works best for a consistent basis, Monday to Friday for afterschool hours (3:30-5:00pm or 4:00-5:30pm OR Saturday mornings 9:45am to 12:00pm)

Expectations/Criteria:

Minimum age of 16 required

Commit to the position for a minimum of 4 to 6 months, ideally the full program year (October to May).
Provide Program Coordinator(s) with permission to perform a police background /clearance check

Communicate via email after every support session with Program Coordinator(s) .

 

Additional Skills/Interests An Ideal Candidate Would Possess:

Excellent Communication skills in English (knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish an asset but NOT necessary)
Tutoring and/or supervisory experience is an asset but not necessary

Good interpersonal and organizational skills
Reliable, enthusiastic, positive attitude/role model and supportive to students, parents and volunteers

Some experience working with children and/or youth at the elementary and/or high school level an asset 

 

Advantages of Becoming a Site Supervisor (+ Back-Up Tutor):

Experience in a supervisory role
Relevant educational experience
Letters of reference
An opportunity to give back to the community
Make a real difference in the life of a child and/or youth

Accessibility:

Building is accessible

 

 

Required Language:

English


Transportation:

Tutoring sessions are offered at local schools in Metro Toronto Area.  All schools are located close to a subway station, bus or streetcar stop.  Parking is also available in the school parking lot. 

 

Minimum Age:

16

 

Required Language:

English


Transportation:

Tutoring sessions are offered at local schools in Metro Toronto Area.  All schools are located close to a subway station, bus or streetcar stop.  Parking is also available in the school parking lot. 

 

Minimum Age:

16

 

Required Language:

English


Transportation:

Tutoring sessions are offered at local schools in Metro Toronto Area.  All schools are located close to a subway station, bus or streetcar stop.  Parking is also available in the school parking lot. 

 

Minimum Age:

16

 

How to Apply / Contact

You are also welcome to send an email with your current resume to:

Angeles Destefano

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT

416-532-2824

Phone Extension: 222

adestefano@workingwomencc.org

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