Specialized Teachers to Tutor Students with Learning Differences, part-time
The Siena School is hiring tutors for elementary, middle, and high school students to provide targeted instruction and support in reading, writing, math, executive functioning skills, and other core subjects. Our Tutors work 1:1 with students to target skill development, support knowledge and use of student learning strategies, and promote healthy self-confidence. We are looking for tutors who understand the connections between language and learning, have excellent people skills, and are enthusiastic about helping children who learn differently.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Provide individual, regular tutoring sessions with students in a specific area of support (reading development, the writing process, math, executive function skills/organization, and/or another subject-specific support such as science or social studies).
Consistent and regular parent communication regarding student’s progress.
Collaborate with classroom teachers to tailor the tutoring experience to the individual needs of each student with focused comments on important aspects of a student’s progress, and clearly identified goals for further progress in the specific area of focus.
Accurate record-keeping, including logging hours.
Regular feedback to the Director of Tutoring.
Develop learning plans, implement assessments, and report student progress under the direction of the Director of Tutoring Services.
The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.
Bachelor's degree with a strong academic track record.
Advanced degree and 2-5 years of classroom experience preferred.
Experience teaching/tutoring elementary, middle and/or high school students including students with learning differences/dyslexia; training or classroom experience working with students one-on-one or in small groups and with differentiation strategies.
Training in multisensory, structured language education desirable.
Available after school, evenings and/or weekends; hours are flexible.
Engage in professional development provided by The Siena School.
Strong language skills and a desire to make a difference for students whose intellect is ahead of their literacy skills.
High degree of reliability and consistency and strong organizational skills.
Attention to detail regarding work schedule, assessment, and paperwork.
Able to work remotely with reliable internet access and computer to provide on-line tutoring. Some tutoring positions will transition to in-person work as is deemed safe to return due to Covid-19, while other Siena tutors will continue to work virtually with students as family and schooling needs dictate.
Strong technology skills (especially Microsoft OS, MS Office programs, Google Suite).
Comfortable with and uses technology tools for instruction, planning, and communication. Willing to learn new uses/applications of technology tools to support individual student’s needs.
Personable and joyful working with school-age children.
Specific to Reading Tutors
Reading training (e.g. Orton Gillingham).
Knowledge in the core processes, skills, and content of reading and its relationship to listening, speaking, and writing.
Understand the reading process, particularly phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, decoding, strategic reading, and the application of these skills.
Experience teaching specific elements of reading instruction in 1:1 and/or small groups.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About The Siena School
The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. With growing enrollment of 130+ students in grades 4-12, including 40% students of color, the school has completed a new wing, increasing capacity to over 150 students. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.