We’re glad you’re considering applying to become an Emerald Youth JustLead Tutor.
Emerald Youth Foundation (EY) is a Christian, urban youth and community ministry in Knoxville, TN serving over 2,000 young people annually in the areas of faith, learning, and health.
Why do we need tutors?
Each year, students in our afterschool programs take the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Assessment to determine their academic performance levels and identify skill deficiencies they may have. Although Emerald Youth worked hard to keep students engaged in academic content while schools were closed and throughout this summer, many of our students are in need of more intensive support in reading or math to help them make the academic progress needed. This can be provided through one-on-one tutoring, which is why we need you! While with their tutor, students would be able to work on specific reading and math skills with resources and content catered to their individual level. This individualized instruction has great potential to help students make significant progress towards their learning goals and close the learning gap, helping them have the skills to be more successful and empowered.
If hired, where would I work?
Tutors would be placed at one of EY’s JustLead program sites. EY’s JustLead ministry is implemented through a network of more than 18 churches and faith-based organizations (FBOs) to raise up a large number of urban youth to love Jesus Christ and become effective leaders who help renew their communities. Structured and meaningful activities (i.e. academics, health, service-learning, discipleship, etc.) take place with young people at a church and FBO to achieve this holistic vision.
What are the hours?
Tutors will work 8 hours per week during afterschool hours. Exact days and schedule per week will be determined based on candidate availability and EY students’ needs/availability.
What age group would I work with?
Tutors will be placed with 1 to 5 students who are attending either elementary or middle school. Placement will be determined based on review of candidate resume and responses to the application questions – as well as candidate availability.
What is the pay?
Tutors will receive approximately $1,000 total. Portions of this total will be paid out bi-monthly.
When do the positions start?
Ideally, tutors will start in orientation and training on January 20, 2021 and officially begin with their assigned student(s) soon thereafter. Tutoring resources will be provided to tutors.
Is there an end date?
Yes. The week of May 3, 2021.
Are there any position requirements?
- Be able to make the full semester commitment.
- Be able to tutor in-person.
- Demonstrate a desire to support the academic growth of elementary and middle school age students.
- Be currently enrolled in post-secondary education or a college graduate.
- Have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
I’m interested, what do I do next?
Great! Please answer the application questions. We highly recommend you also attach your resume, if available. We will be in touch with you no longer than a week out from the time of application submission