Advertised Summary Job Description: This is an externally funded position through June 30, 2019. Continued employment is contingent upon securing additional funding.
The Columbia University Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC) was created to improve the academic performance and overall college readiness of high school students in low-income neighborhoods by providing individualized, high quality tutoring in mathematics and English Language Arts that complements and supports education in the classroom. The TLC partners with high schools in the Harlem and Morningside Heights communities and provides all tutored high school students with laptops and free wifi service. Tutors are drawn from Columbia University and Barnard College undergraduates and graduate students. Tutoring provided by the TLC is enhanced by a variety of educational technology interventions and incorporates insights from recent research in educational psychology, including self-affirmation, growth mindsets, and the mitigation of stereotype threat.
Reporting to the Director of Tutoring, Tutor Supervisors play a key role in implementing and evaluating the overall tutoring program. In addition to fulfilling the regular responsibilities of a tutor supervisor, the Math Curriculum Specialist/Tutor Supervisor works closely with other TLC staff to design the best approaches for teaching mathematics in tutoring sessions, making sure that our tutoring curriculum is synchronized with the classroom curriculum, the Common Core, and the Regents exams. Ideal candidates will have excellent math skills and a strong background in both the theory and practice of tutoring and tutor training, including experience supervising college student tutors. Candidates should be able to adapt to a start-up environment with evolving responsibilities, workloads, and work schedules.
-Work with the TLC tutoring staff to develop and implement the TLC's overall approach to tutoring.
-Take the lead in designing the TLC's approach to teaching mathematics in tutoring sessions, ensuring that the tutoring curriculum is synchronized with the classroom curriculum, the Common Core, and the Regents exams.
-Participate in the recruitment, training and supervision of 100+ college student tutors.
-Meet regularly with tutors to review logistics, discuss challenges and successes, and to provide ongoing professional development.
-Meet weekly with the Director of Tutoring and other Tutor Supervisors to plan and review tutoring and address issues.
-Regularly attend tutoring sessions in schools and at TLC's virtual tutoring center to provide support and oversight.
-Participate in staff working groups that are responsible for large events and processes, e.g., the Recruitment working group, the Technology working group.
-Implement policies governing the behavior of tutors in their work with minors.
-Collaborate with TLC research staff to deploy assessment tools.
-Communicate regularly with school-site personnel and parents regarding student attendance and performance
-Other duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 4-6 years' related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Strong teaching, research, and assessment skills in math Strong background in high school mathematics, including Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II/Trigonometry Superior communication skills Excellent organizational, analytical, and program development skills Ability to juggle multiple assignments and prioritize competing demands Commitment to diversity in the academic environment
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree desired 2-3 years tutoring related experience in math Experience managing college student workers Fluency in a language other than English (especially Spanish) Experience with the New York City Public School system
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_166715
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.