July 1 – ANDERSON – Wanted: 100 teachers to serve as tutors starting in August at a pay rate of up to $ 45 per hour.
Earlier this year, through a partnership with four local schools, JobSource received a $ 5.3 million grant for student learning recovery. The grant aims to provide additional educational opportunities for students in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The school systems are Elwood, Madison-Grant, Anderson Preparatory Academy, and Liberty Christian.
Brianna Price, director of special programs for JobSource, said the program is scheduled to begin in August. There is a need for 100 tutors, she said, and when the school year begins, that number will increase to 200.
“Tutors will work on-site in schools, one-on-one with students, as well as group project work and fun activities,” Price said.
She said current teaching staff are encouraged to apply for tutoring positions.
Price said JobSource is also hiring candidates who are currently working on their bachelor’s degree in any field.
Positions are part-time during extracurricular hours for 25 weeks. The pay range is $ 25 to $ 45 an hour, and tutors are temporary, part-time members of JobSource staff, Price explained.
The positions are for the school year 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.
Applications should be submitted to the Human Resources Manager at [email protected]
The grant is part of a more than $ 122 million program through the Indiana Department of Education.
“Recovering student learning is a high priority for many school systems,” Price said previously. “The state wanted to go further in the recovery of learning.”
JobSource has worked with local school systems to increase student access to computers and the Internet for the past two years.
“Our goal has been to provide high quality tutoring,” said Price. “Each tutor will be assigned to three students.”
There is no charge for local school systems, she said.
Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Education announced state grants have been awarded to 110 community partners and state schools to help accelerate student learning this summer and beyond.
“Community partners and educators are teaming up like never before to accelerate student learning this summer and in the years to come,” Holcomb said in a press release. “We know that fostering student learning requires unprecedented collaboration from all of us: educators, local leaders, community groups, parents and beyond. As these programs roll out now and over the next several weeks, it’s an exciting time to be in an Indiana classroom. “
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