What is an AVID Tutor?
Tutors are essential to the success of the AVID elective class, where they facilitate student access to rigorous curriculum. As students from colleges and universities, tutors receive formal training and also serve as role models. AVID students who continue their education in college often return to the program as tutors.
Would you like to be an AVID Tutor?
There is a need for AVID tutors for this school year at a variety of Humble ISD schools. Tutors are essential to the success of the AVID elective class where they facilitate student success in advanced classes. Each secondary school has multiple AVID classes in which tutors are needed two/three days each week to work with small groups of students. College students and dual credit high school students are highly desirable as tutors because they serve as positive college role models for the AVID students. All tutors receive formal training in AVID methodologies and good tutoring procedures. Beginning tutors are paid $10 per hour for tutoring within the school day and for their required 16 hours of tutor training.
Job Description: Tutors will be trained to tutor with the Socratic method. They will work with small groups of middle school or high school students under the supervision of a teacher in an AVID classroom during the school day. Tutors serve as guides and facilitators of students’ learning through questioning, writing, thinking and discussing. Tutors’ need to be available Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday afternoons.
Qualifications: Successful college students with strong English, math or science skills are especially welcome.
If you know someone who might be interested in becoming an AVID tutor, please encourage them to complete the AVID Tutor application;
print and mail to:
HR Dept., Humble ISD,
P.O. Box 2000,
Humble, TX 77347
or fax to 281-641-1014.
For more information contact Tempie.Smith@humble.k12.tx.us; be sure to put "AVID tutor" in the subject area.
History records that Socrates was the "first tutor" because he taught by asking his students questions. He refused to make authoritative statements, encouraging his students to discover truths through their own thinking processes. Socrates was also reputed to be adaptable and good humored - qualities all good AVID tutors possess.