AVID Tutor Positions
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through postsecondary that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. AVID tutors have the ability to guide students toward academic and personal excellence that will reach far beyond their high school years. As an AVID tutor, you are an active participant in the learning, growth, and personal development of students. As a tutor, you are making a commitment to:
- Conduct tutorial sessions that underscore the principle of collaborative learning and the practice of students teaching other students through discussion of class and text notes.
- Determine from student tutorial worksheets, notes, and discussions the concepts that need to be the focus of tutorial sessions.
- Work with students in any phase of the writing process, such as brainstorming, clustering, read arounds, revision, and editing.
- Allow students to shoulder the responsibility for their own active learning while guiding them with strategies that they will become accustomed to using independently.
- Reinforce the idea that learning extends far beyond mere studying to form the basis for long term accomplishments.
- Assist students in any subject area, by being familiar with students’ textbooks and materials and AVID classroom resources.
- Evaluate student binders, including calendars, class and textbook notes, and learning logs.
- Assist in teaching study skills and other aspects of college preparation.
- Take responsibility for the tone and atmosphere of the AVID classroom.
- Acknowledge the individuality of all AVID students and work to develop their academic and personal pride.
- Assist the AVID coordinator as requested, such as contacting teachers regarding course outlines and assignment schedules, helping with field trips, contacting parents, etc.
- Assist in developing a resource file of enrichment materials for use in tutorial sessions.
- Communicate regularly with the AVID coordinator/teacher regarding student progress and areas of concern.
- Set an example of personal excellence and high expectations for AVID students to follow.
AVID Tutors work a maximum of 20 hours per week and MUST be available during school hours on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesdays and Thursdays with Fridays being optional. The specific schedules will differ based on the needs of the schools.
Our Tutors receive 16 hours of professional development per school year. The initial four hours are conducted by district staff and the remaining 12 hours are delivered throughout the year at the school site.
Opportunity for Growth
Many of our AVID Tutors are Education Majors who have the opportunity to establish a name for themselves within the District and who are able to obtain full-time employment as teachers following their graduation. Principals in the district look for teachers who have the qualifications that we foster in our tutors. Also, the tutors have the opportunity to practice the skills that they can take into their own classrooms to become master teachers. We also have tutors that come from disciplines outside of education who are curious about becoming teachers. This position offers these candidates real-world classroom experience that will allow them to make an educated decision regarding a teaching career.
Please refer to district vacancies web site for available positions as an AVID tutor, those will be available under "support" vacancies.