AVID Tutors

  • Introduction to AVID Tutorials

    • Tutors are key to the success of the AVID program. Tutors from area colleges and universities are trained to use specific teaching methodologies and materials to work with AVID students. Tutors work with AVID students in study groups and individually, assisting them in all academic areas to make progress commensurate with college expectations.

    • Tutoring in AVID is different from any job you have held before. Being part of a program at the forefront of education is highly challenging and requires extraordinary commitment, yet its rewards are many. More than anything else, tutoring in AVID is the best preparation possible for a career in teaching or in any other job which is people oriented.

    • AVID tutorials take place in small groups that are subject area specific. AVID tutors assist the students to achieve their full potential by facilitating collaborative tutorial groups. Tutors use Socratic questioning and collaborative learning techniques to help the students come up with the answers to their questions on their own and by working with fellow students.

    Hours: 2-20 hours per week during the school year. We observe all school holidays 

    Location: varies; middle and high schools throughout Humble ISD 

    Pay: $12.00 per hour

    Job Description AVID tutors have the ability to guide students toward academic and personal excellence that will reach far beyond their high school years. As an AVID tutor, you are an active participant in the learning, growth, and personal development of students. Most importantly, you have been selected for this position because of the faith of the AVID coordinator in your ability to make a positive contribution. 

    As a tutor, you are making a commitment to:

    • Conduct tutorial sessions that underscore the principle of collaborative learning and the practice of students teaching other students through discussion of class and text notes.

    • Determine from student tutorial worksheets, notes, and discussions the concepts that need to be the focus of tutorial sessions.

    • Work with students in any phase of the writing process, such as brainstorming, clustering, read arounds, revision, and editing.

    • Allow students to shoulder the responsibility for their own active learning while guiding them with strategies that they will become accustomed to using independently. Reinforce the idea that learning extends far beyond mere studying to form the basis for long term accomplishments.

    • Assist students in any subject area, by being familiar with students’ textbooks and materials and AVID classroom resources.

    • Evaluate student binders, including calendars, class and textbook notes, and learning logs.

    • Assist in teaching study skills and other aspects of college preparation.

    • Take responsibility for the tone and atmosphere of the AVID classroom.

    • Acknowledge the individuality of all AVID students and work to develop their academic and personal pride.

    • Set an example of personal excellence and high expectations for AVID students to follow.

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