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America Counts Tutor-Student Position

Overview: The America Counts program in the Oberlin community works with children in grades Kindergarten through ninth grade, within Oberlin City School District classrooms and community after school programs. America Counts tutors work with children on mathematical concepts and includes tutoring and enrichment programming. Tutors may work with children in classrooms in small groups or one-on-one, to support the learning of mathematics, or in after school programs assist with mathematics homework, ongoing mathematics concept support and/or mathematical enrichment. This is a paid position for Oberlin College students who have a Federal Work Study Award and are selected to work within this program, via a competitive application process.
Program Description: America Counts tutors are hired, trained and placed within Oberlin City School District (OCSD) classrooms or community after school programs. Tutors work a consistent schedule based on the needs of teachers within OCSD, program directors in afterschool programs, and Oberlin College student academic and extra curricular schedule. Tutors are offered ongoing, paid training opportunities and meetings to learn tutoring techniques, review state and local educational policy, and understand student development. Tutors are required to complete a designated number of trainings and tutor group meetings and complete all surveys or reports requested by program staff. The America Counts program is directed by Susan Pavlus, Director Education Outreach Programs at the Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research.

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