Illinois Tutoring Initiative - Creating a Pool of Tutors (Extra Help)
Work type: Off Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Illinois Tutoring Initiative - Creating a Pool of Tutors (Extra Help)
Division Name: Academic Affairs
Department: Illinois Tutoring Initiative
High impact tutoring is effective at helping increase school outcomes for K-12 students. After a long period of online schooling, some kids in Central Illinois could really use your help and support. The Illinois Tutoring Initiative will assist tutors and their K-12 students through strong training for tutors, available resources and materials, and direct connections to district curriculum. Areas for tutoring include 3-8 reading and 3-8 math. The initiative is serving 3,000 students across the state of Illinois. Join the pool of tutors and we will get you matched with a student when available.
Tutors from across the state will tutor PK-12 students either individually or in small group of 1-3 students in Illinois. Tutors may be matched with PK-12 students by proximity, content area and age-level. Tutoring may occur face-to-face or online. Tutoring format (whether face-to-face or via online) will be up to the district and could switch during any semester (as districts open and close access to buildings based on a variety of factors). Tutors will work consistently with the same student(s) for the period of one semester for 3 hour-long sessions per week. Tutors will also have 1.5 hours of planning time per week to prepare for tutoring sessions.
IF YOU ARE AN ISU STUDENT (enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate or 5 graduate credit hours during the academic year): Please do not apply to this posting. You will need to apply to the student posting, located here: https://jobsearch.illinoisstate.edu/en-us/job/516375/creating-a-pool-of-tutors-isu-students.
The Illinois Tutoring Initiative is a grant-funded project that will end after funding ceases in September 2024. Tutors will be matched on a semester basis. Tutors will also be paid for required training and planning time and receive mileage reimbursement for any face-to-face tutoring sessions.
Salary Rate / Pay Rate
$50.00 per hour
- Previous experience working with PK-12 students.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Technology (iPad or laptop) for use in tutoring sessions and/or for submission of required paperwork
Scheduled with K-12 district partners and student/family for 3 hours per week of tutoring and 1.5 hours per week of planning.
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
- Effectively communicate on a daily basis.
- Remain at a workstation for extended periods.
Proposed Starting Date
Fall Semester 2023
Optional Applicant Documents
Certification of Retirement Annuity
Please Note: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Special Instructions for Applicants
Training to sufficiency and cleared background check will be required for all tutors prior to being matched with a K-12 student. Tutors will remain in the pool for the semester.
Extra Help employees may only work up to 28 hours per week for all University employment. Employees are only paid for hours worked and do not qualify for most benefits including health insurance and retirement, with Illinois State University. However, Extra Help employees are eligible to participate in the University’s supplemental retirement savings plans (403b). Applicable retirement information is provided at the time of hire. There is no guarantee that working as Extra Help will lead to or secure permanent employment. In addition, extra help employees may only work up to 900 hours total during their employment.
Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work history portions. Be specific on your work history, including employment dates (if part-time you must list the number of work hours) and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.
Contact Information for Applicants
Illinois Tutoring Initiative
Important Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.