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America Reads Tutor

Less than 10 minutes from IUPUI campus: Federal Work-Study Eligible Students!

This position is limited to candidates with a Federal Work-Study award. To verify you have a Federal Work-Study award, please go to your Account -Student Center- Financials- Financial Aid Summary. If you have an award, it will be listed with the rest of your financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.). You may also email the Office of Student Financial Services at to inquire about eligibility.

General Purpose of Position:
The reading/math tutor will assist pre-school, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten through sixth grade children with improving their reading skills through systematic reading/tutoring sessions, help with homework and virtual reading and math sessions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 1. Tutors assist children, pre-school, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten through
   sixth grade in development of reading skills and enjoyment.
   2. Tutors engage in academic activities with selected students either one-on-one
   or with small groups.
   3. Tutors assist children with homework and instructional projects
   4. Tutors will collaborate with the community agency supervisor and staff
   members to assess the student’s needs and how best to address them. Many
   of the children who the tutors work with are performing below their expected
   academic grade level.
   5. Communicate effectively with the agency supervisor and administrators
   6. Tutors will provide feedback to students using positive reinforcement
   techniques to encourage, motivate and build confidence in students.
   7. Tutors will complete daily reading logs, daily homework assignment logs and
   weekly feedback reports on each student.
   8. Tutors will participate in professional develop trainings to learn “best practices”
   in the areas of reading, math, language development, social and emotional
   and cognitive development.
   9. Assist the teacher to implement the developmental assessment for each child
   10. Plan and assist the teacher in preparing materials and supplies in advance for
   11. Guide the child’s behavior in positive ways that support total growth and
   development, and promote self-esteem
   12. Meet regularly with the teacher to develop and implement daily and weekly
   lesson plans
Required Qualifications:
 ● Must qualify for the Federal Work Study Program
   ● Excellent reading skills and willingness to share your “love of reading”
   ● Attention to details regarding paperwork and the completion of children’s progress
   ● Creativity and enthusiasm when covering lesson plans and teaching children to read
   ● Excellent people skills, enthusiasm for helping children, respectful attitude
   ● Ability to work separately with the student within a larger context of child/tutor groups
   ● Strong verbal and written communication skills
  •  Must be able to pass drug screen test
  • Must have received COVID-19 vaccine prior to employment 
  • Pass National Fingerprinting
  • Complete physical exam
  • Pass TB test

Preferred Qualifications:
● Experience tutoring school age children (preferred, not required)
   ● Experience working with children age 3-5
   ● Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office
   ● Due to COVID-19, comfortable with shifting routines and school schedules 

IUPUI Profiles of Undergraduate Success Learning Outcomes Gained:
Communicator The ability to evaluate information, be an active listener, build relationships, and convey ideas effectively.

Innovator The ability to research thoroughly and report best findings, create documents/resources, confront challenges in a positive manner, and be able to independently make decisions.

Problem Solver The ability to think logically, collaborate with students, faculty, and staff, and be able to analyze and evaluate information.

Community Contributor The ability to show respect and engage with own and other cultural backgrounds, behave ethically and protect confidential/sensitive information at all times, and help to build a community between the faculty and students.