Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization that was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. We work with a variety of partner organizations to deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada. Frontier College is accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards program.
Frontier College in collaboration with our skilled trades’ community partner delivers academic upgrading for pre-apprentice youth who reside in under-resourced neighbourhoods, and are between the ages of 16 and 26. The pre-apprentices receive tutoring assistance in high school subjects that include Grade 12 math, physics, English, and GED. This program includes small group instruction and tutoring, as well as one-to-one tutoring pairs.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated Tutor and Academic Support person to tutor Grade 12 math, physics, English, and GED, as well as foundations math (eg. Fractions, tape measure) and English, and assist with general program administration. Prior instructional or tutoring experience in these subject areas is helpful but not required.
The Tutor and Academic Support staff is based out of Frontier College’s head office in Toronto and the candidate will report to the Hammer Heads Program Coordinator (Instructor Coordinator). Frontier College staff will provide training and mentorship to the Tutor & Academic Support staff.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
*This position requires the individual to work evenings (until approximately 7:30PM)
Skills and Attributes
- Research and develop suitable teaching tools and resources for use in youth and adult literacy programs
- Tutor youth and adults on high school level math, English and physics as well as foundations math and English
- Assist with research and evaluation as required, and complete other duties as assigned
- Knowledge of literacy and community development in an adult or youth-centered setting
- Understanding of high school math, physics, and English and foundations math and English
- Ability to tutor students in math, physics, reading, and writing, (training on tutoring techniques will be provided)
- Comfortable speaking to groups of varying sizes and with diverse populations
- Energetic, resourceful and tolerant of ambiguity
- Able to think critically, solve problems and manage details
- Work well independently and as part of a team
- Ability to use a range of materials including software and the internet as teaching tools
- Skills in non-formal education, outreach, networking and facilitation
- Excellent spoken and written communication
- Computer skills (MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Internet)
- Organized, able to manage time and multiple tasks
- Positive learning attitude and willingness to learn
- Ability to develop and implement new program ideas
- Prior experience volunteering or working with volunteers
- Interest in literacy and non-formal education
- Understanding of the socio-economic factors that impact literacy
: Hourly wage plus 4% vacation pay.
Interested candidates must be eligible to participate in the Investing in Neighbourhoods program and should submit both resumé and covering letter through the Toronto Employment Opportunities System (EOS): www.toronto.ca/eos
(select Investing in Neighbourhoods
For the access code to EOS please contact your nearest Employment Centre: http://app.toronto.ca/ECPortal/locations.jsp
or call (416) 397-1788.
: Until Filled
For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca
We encourage applications that reflect the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds we serve at Frontier College. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to promote equity and reflect the diversity of our organization, we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
Furthermore, we welcome applications from individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code.
We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process.
You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.