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Tutor - Upward Bound

The Upward Bound Project is a federally funded program to encourage post-secondary preparation of high school students who are from low-income families and are first-generation college bound students. The summer component consists of an intensive, six-week academic program during which the students reside in the University residence halls and receive high school enrichment instruction in writing, literature, foreign language, mathematics, computer literacy, financial literacy and science. Supervised recreation, guidance and peer advising, and career exploration also provided.


Tutor high school students in classes listed in the program description during study hall. Study hall occurs both, after classes get out and in the evening. Study hall is approximately 3 hours per day, five days per week= up to 15 hours per week

Minimum Qualifications

This is an entry-level position. Training will be provided. Must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance; a willingness to take direction from the assigned teacher; willing to obtain a food handlers permit, TB test, Bureau of Criminal Investigation ( BCI ) background check, first aid training are required. Demonstrated human relation and effective human relations skills are also required.

Department Specific Qualifications

Must be at least 20 years old or junior status and have some experience tutoring. Those majoring in education or have an education background are highly preferred. Applicants should be innovative and creative and enjoy working with adolescents from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds and academic skill ranges. Persons who have succeeded in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the target population are encouraged to apply.


Applicants with good communication skills and experience working with youth are preferred. Strong academic background in Math & Science preferred.

Special Instructions Summary

Include specific time availability in application; not necessary to be available at all listed times.

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Last Updated: 2/6/20