Ignite Fellow <Paid, Part-Time, Virtual Tutor>
WHAT YOU’LL DO
As an Ignite Fellow, you’ll provide small group virtual tutoring to accelerate learning and foster belonging with elementary and middle school students. Under the guidance of a Trainer (a veteran educator), you’ll customize tutoring lessons to help students build academic skills, confidence, and a sense of pride in their learning. Working virtually alongside thousands of other Fellows, you’ll be a part of a movement to end educational inequity and ensure that all students have access to customized instruction that aligns with their passions, interests, and needs.
We are looking for individuals who are passionate about education and ensuring all students have access to an excellent education. You’re eager to grow and develop your skills as a tutor, driven by the growth your students are making, and a caring leader who makes sure all students feel seen and valued.
WHAT YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
- Build your tutoring skills during a two-week, ten-hour onboarding period
- Tutor 2-4 students virtually during their school day 3-5 times a week consistently over the course of the semester, providing learning acceleration in elementary literacy or middle school math
- Individualize tutoring sessions leveraging your school’s curriculum for elementary reading or middle school math learning with support from a school-based veteran educator
- Foster belonging in your students through intentional relationship building
- Maintain a good working relationship with your Trainer, a veteran educator who will support your tutoring practices, by consistently attending tutoring sessions and trainings as well as communicating proactively
A WEEK IN THE LIFE
During the average week as a Fellow, you’ll spend about 5 hours preparing for and delivering your small group tutoring lessons. You’ll tutor the same group of 2-4 students at least 3 times a week, delivering lessons provided by your Trainer that you customize to meet your students' interests and needs. Your Trainer may have observed your tutoring session and emailed you some feedback that you are implementing into your tutoring practice. You’re doing all of this, having selected the tutoring time that works best for your schedule and allows you to show up prepared and eager for each tutoring session!
In order to serve as an Ignite Fellow, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be available to work approximately 5 hours a week (~3 for tutoring and ~2 for preparation) for the duration of the Fellowship semester
- Be a current undergraduate or graduate student
- Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Uphold Teach For America’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be authorized to work in the United States
YOUR FUTURE TEAM
Ignite is a national tutoring corps designed to accelerate learning and foster belonging with students, leveraging research-based best practices for high-impact tutoring. Ignite builds on Teach For America’s over 30 years of experience recruiting, developing, and supporting talent and partnering with communities across the country to help students overcome the systemic barriers to an excellent education. The Ignite Fellowship brings exceptional, equity-minded leaders into classrooms virtually to add immediate value for students, while creating shifts towards the future of equitable learning.
Ignite is anchored in Teach For America’s 2030 goal: twice as many children in communities where we work will reach key educational milestones indicating they are on a path to economic mobility and co-creating a future filled with possibility. In a system that is hard to change, Teach For America cannot realize this goal without finding solutions that will meet the needs of students today and propel us forward toward system level change. This is our chance to deepen partnership with schools and co-create an education system our young people deserve and the future demands.
WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESS
In all we do, we act on the following beliefs:
- Diversity is crucial for successful change efforts and is one of Teach For America’s greatest strengths.
- The full potential of our diverse network will be reached only when we are an inclusive community.
- The predictability of success or failure for our students or individuals in our organization should not correlate with any social, cultural or other identity-based factors.
Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.