Tutor Needed at Rock Point School

Rock Point School
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Rock Point School is a small, independent day and boarding school in Burlington, Vermont, serving students with a variety of learning profiles, who have struggled to find school success. Our supportive community offers them a chance to build their confidence and find their voice, in and out of the classroom.

We are searching for a part-time tutor to help our high school students succeed in classes and gain confidence and competence in their academics. The tutor will meet regularly with students and focus on building executive functioning skills, reading comprehension skills, strategies for writing, and math skills. An applicant who has competence in a range of academic areas will be most well-suited to this position. The schedule for the position will include a combination of time spent within the classroom, supporting teachers and providing small-group instruction, and time spent outside of class holding regular tutoring appointments with students.

This position is between 20 – 25 hours a week. The specific hours can be flexible for the right candidate, but most tutoring hours will be between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year. Staff training and meetings begin August 29th, and regular hours begin September 13, 2023.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Examples of our recent actions in diversity, equity, and belonging include whole community participation in the “Point Made Learning” program called “Look Deeper: Race.” Because of our connection to the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, we have also been involved with the work Bishop Shannon MacVean Brown has done, grappling with the racist history of the Episcopal Church, both as a whole and locally. Our Head of School is currently the head of the Anti-Racism Action Committee within the Diocese. In our school curriculum, teachers have worked to center the voices of people who are outside the dominant culture. For example, this year in our U.S. history class, much of the year was spent studying Civil Rights and Change Makers in our culture. Students and administrators traveled to Alabama on a Racial Justice Pilgrimage, visiting the Legacy Museum, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the Southern Poverty Law Center Civil Rights Memorial. A Racial Healing Committee has been established with Trustees, staff, students, and community members to create a path forward that will include the institution of an annual pilgrimage to Alabama. Our administrators have worked to build inclusive hiring practices for the school, and we continue to seek out ways to make our school more inclusive and welcoming. We have an active GSA club that participates in statewide events with Outright Vermont. Our efforts to incorporate anti-racism and anti-bias teachings into our curriculum and community are ongoing and crucial to the future of our school.

Wage or Salary
$20-27 / hour