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Achievement First Saturday Tutoring Program

The Achievement First Tutoring Program is an intensive intervention aimed at helping under-performing elementary, middle and high school students (grades three to 11) master fundamental math and reading skills. Tutors work at one of our charter schools in Brooklyn or Connecticut, teaching and mentoring the same two students every week. Tutors have an opportunity to build an enduring bond with our students while truly impacting their academic achievement.

When Can I Tutor?

  • The Saturday Academy program, our largest program, meets approximately three Saturdays each month, and students receive over three hours of direct instruction each session. Saturday Academy operates on a semester schedule: our fall semester runs from September to December, and our spring semester runs from January to May.
  • Afterschool Tutoring: Several schools hold an Afterschool Tutoring program, Monday through Thursday, from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Support For Tutors

We highly value our tutors, who serve as a crucial component of our college-preparatory and character-building mission. We set tutors up for success by providing:

  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Recurring observation and feedback sessions
  • Time for planning and collaboration
  • Individualized support from a site-based Saturday
    academy director
  • All necessary curricular resources

Are You Ready to Join the Movement?

Achievement First is looking for passionate and committed tutors who share our belief that strong academic instruction can close the achievement gap and fundamentally change the trajectory of our students’ lives. Our schools work relentlessly to impart the academic and character skills necessary for every student to succeed in college and life. An ideal candidate:

  • Has strong math and reading skills
  • Demonstrates professionalism
  • Is committed to punctuality, strong attendance and accountability
  • Shows a deep interest in working with and mentoring students

Who Can Apply?

  • All ages are welcome to apply, including high school students, college students, Federal Work Study candidates, college graduates and adult professionals.
  • We give preference to volunteers and Federal Work Study students. For others, compensation is based on experience.

Program Information: How to Apply 

Want to be a tutor who opens minds and closes the achievement gap?
If you are interested in tutoring, please email your resume to Danielle Wessler, associate director of tutoring and outreach programs, at AF_Tutoring[at]achievementfirst[dot]org. In your email, please indicate the program to which you are applying.


 
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