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Homework Tutor

1811-D South 7th Street, San Jose, California, USA

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About the Role

A Homework Tutor serves as a positive role model and peer support for kindergarten, elementary, middle school and/or high school students. Homework Tutors may work as multi-subject or single-subject tutors in general group or small group settings or one-on-one. Specific subject support for elementary, middle and high school students may include mathematics, language arts, science and others.



  • Responsibilities

    • Working with groups of up to 4 students, you will be responsible for leading instruction and motivating students to be successful

      • Provide general homework assistance and more intensive single/multi-subject tutoring as needed

        • Work one on one with participants as needed

        • Help participants to understand the activity

        • Model how to do the activity

        • Support participants during transition periods from one activity to the next

        • Monitor participants during free time activities

        • Promote and stimulate program participation

        • Assist youth with goal setting and skills development

    • Motivate students of all ages to excel academically and develop a love of education

    • Create an engaging environment that fosters a sense of belonging for young people

    • Ensure student safety by assisting in set up, break down, and ongoing maintenance in an effort to keep the study or community site clean and orderly

    • Identify student needs and communicate to Site Director and/or Lead tutor as appropriate

    • Establish and maintain rapport with the participants, instructors, and parents


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred

High school diploma with some college credit required

Strong math and english skills

Demonstrates a high degree of initiative, self-direction, and creativity.

Demonstrates strong organizational and communication skills.

Exhibits professionalism.

Maintains excellent working relationships with staff, volunteers and public.

Must be able to demonstrate ability to work with people from diverse racial/cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds.

Must be able to commit to working the full extent of the program (Tuesdays and Thursddays 5:00pm-700pm Oct-May)

Being punctual is extremely important

Candidate must be legally able to work in the united states

Ideal Candidate

College student, retired teacher or other retired professional

Anyone with the time and skillset who wants to make a positive impact on a young persons life

Experience working with school age children

Teaching / tutoring experience

Must be able to demonstrate ability to work with people from diverse racial/cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds

Time Committment:

Commit to 2.5 hours a day twice a week for the full acaemic year

Must be able to commit to Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30pm-7:00pm (Oct-May)

On-Site work location required

Addtional Details

Submit a resume and supporting documents

Complete an online application

Submit to and pass a background check(no cost)

Submit Health Certificate with Negative TB Test (from a physician)

Attend a 1.5 hour orientation

Complete a W9


$25-$35 per hour depending on experience.

About the Company

B.O.O.K (Building Our Own Kids) Academy is a free community service provided through the Maranatha Outreach Center in San Jose, Ca.. B.O.O.K provides a positive, safe, and quiet atmosphere for students in grades K—12 to excel in their academic studies. Four levels of services are offered through the program: homework assistance, tutoring, skill-building activities, and access to computers. A mental wellness component is also available.

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