Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: AVID Tutor JOB CODE: 1936
PAY GRADE: 30

JOB DESCRIPTION:

AVID is a college preparatory program in which middle school students become the facilitators of their
own academic success. AVID provides study groups directed by tutors; a structure of note taking and
organization aimed at refining skills necessary for success in middle school, high school, and college; and
an arena for expanding the college-level entry skills of students underrepresented in higher education.

Position is responsible for facilitating tutorial groups for middle school students and evaluating student’s
work. Position is also responsible for assisting the AVID Teacher in the administration of the AVID
program.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. Enrolled in a degreed program at a college or university (preferred) or former AVID Student or
AVID Tutor.
3. Must possess the ability to perform as a role model for middle school students
4. Must possess excellent organizational and motivational skills
5. Must be willing to attend all training sessions

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by
incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Tutor students individually, or in small groups, in all subject areas utilizing class notes and
materials collected by AVID students.
- Determine the concepts that need to be addressed in the tutorial groups.
- Assist students with developing writing skills and respond to student’s writing assignments.
- Evaluate student binders to include notes, assignment sheets and tutorial worksheets.
- Communicate with the AVID teacher regarding student progress and areas of concern.
- Assist the AVID teacher with arrangements for guest speakers, field trips and parent workshops.
- Attend all program training sessions.
- Act as a resource and supplement to the AVID teacher.
- Encourage students to learn and achieve academic success.
- Model nondiscriminatory practice in all activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Manual dexterity to dial a telephone
Ability to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aides
Ability to hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels and on the telephone
Prepared: 8/08
Revised: 1/14 PSPC TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: AVID Tutor JOB CODE: 1936
PAY GRADE: 30

Ability to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Middle School Classroom Environment

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Agility to lift up to 35 pounds

REPORTS TO:
AVID Teacher and School Principal

EVALUATION:
Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
N/A

Prepared: 8/08
Revised: 1/14 PSPC

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