Academic Tutor and Mentor

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Tenacity, Inc.
varies: we have sites in Dorchester, East Boston, Jamaica Plain and Allston
Boston, MA
Application Deadline: January 2, 2015
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 01/05/15 — 06/26/15 (Flexible)

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Description

Tenacity is a Boston-based youth development organization focused on closing the achievement and opportunity gaps for less advantaged urban youth. From elementary school through college and beyond, Tenacity offers a unique Pathway combining literacy and life skills instruction, mentoring, family engagement, and tennis/fitness coaching that mitigates barriers to success, unlocks potential, and empowers participants. The youth served by Tenacity's Pathway programs develop positive identities as students, mentors, and leaders while mastering important academic, college readiness, workforce readiness, and life skills. The effectiveness of Tenacity’s whole-child approach is evidenced by the achievements of Tenacity Pathway students: a 95% high school graduation rate and a 70% rate of current enrollment in, or graduation from, college or approved post-secondary programs.

Responsibilities

- help students with homework and other school-related work
- encourage students and role-model good behavior
- participate in academic activities with students
- tutor and mentor students in academic sphere
- redirect students' misbehavior and support lead teachers in enforcing behavior management system

Requirements

- can-do attitude
- some experience or at least a desire to work with youth
- passion for our mission
- determination and a persevering spirit
- communication skills
- patience and compassion

How To Apply

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