Tutoring Center/Learning Lab Coordinator Math and Science Emphasis
March 29, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
Menlo School provides our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizes collaboration and engages students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.
Menlo School has an exciting full-time opportunity to motivate students in a highly rewarding, stable and positive educational environment! Menlo School is looking for an experienced educator to serve as the coordinator of our Upper School Learning Lab. The Learning Lab serves a variety of students. A cohort of 9th graders and a cohort of 10th graders, identified as needing additional support in math, science, reading and academic skill building, are scheduled to attend the Learning Lab during the same academic block throughout the year. Upper School students in all grades also use the lab on a drop-in basis, primarily for math and science tutoring but also for study skill development.
Our ideal candidate would have some subject area expertise in math (especially Algebra I & II and Geometry) and/or Science (especially Physics and Chemistry) and would be available to teach in the summer Kickstart program for 15 incoming freshmen (July 30 - August 10).
The Learning Lab Coordinator’s role is to:
Foster a vibrant, dynamic, welcoming environment where all students feel welcome to come for academic support and a sense of community.
Develop and oversee a system of documenting students' areas of strength and improvement, and tracking learning goals and progress.
Establish a structured program for coaching students individually or in small groups on building their academic skills in self-advocacy, organization, note taking, time management, effective study skills, managing long-term projects, and awareness of their own learning.
Create a culture in the Learning Lab where, in addition to discipline-specific support, students are expected to work with teachers on building their academic skills.
Oversee and coordinate the faculty who work in the Learning Lab, and foster opportunities to share best practices in meeting the challenges of diverse learners.
Must have a Bachelor's degree
STEM background for Math and Science tutors - Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Math
Must be able to teach late afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays
2 years prior teaching experience or tutoring experience
We are looking for someone who is well organized, can develop and implement plans to support a large number of students, loves working with high school students, and believes deeply that all students are capable of growth and improvement. To be successful in this role, one must have flexibility, patience, and a sense of humor.