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Under general supervision, provides tutorial services to assist students in achieving a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving academic capabilities in designated areas. Collaborates with the school principal and staff members to assess students’ needs and how best to address them. Work is on an “as needed” basis. Reports to the Principal or designee.



Provide academic assistance to assigned tutees, either in a group or individually. Help students develop positive attitudes toward learning and studying.

Help students develop self-confidence, raise self-concept, and reduce anxiety or fear of failure in academic work.

Help students develop the study skills necessary for academic success. Establish and maintain rapport with the assigned student(s).

Serve as a role model for students being served.

Performs other related work as required.



A minimum of 48 semester hours of college coursework.  Must meet No Child Left Behind requirements.



Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers, typewriters, calculators, pencils, scissors, equipment for children with special needs, etc.  Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Requires the ability to apply rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.

Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. 

Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.



General knowledge of activities performed by teacher.

General knowledge of daily routines of the classroom.

General knowledge of student handbook.

General knowledge of procedures to follow in the event of an emergency.

General knowledge of methods of adapting instruction, equipment and tools for children with special needs.

General knowledge of the principles of organization and administration.

Some knowledge of the curriculum for the grade.

Ability to constantly monitor the safety and well-being of students, particularly when student is participating in an inclusive activity.

Ability to motivate students.

Ability to maintain a clean and orderly environment.

Ability to perform general clerical duties.

Ability to maintain order and discipline in a classroom.

Ability to operate common office machines.

Ability to maintain basic files and records.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.


REPORTS TO:     Principal

FSLA STATUS:    Non-Exempt


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.