June 30, 2017

Employment

Dyslexia Reading Connection is not currently hiring tutors.

Dyslexia Tutor
Part-time, permanent position
Education: Bachelor's degree preferred
Duration: 1.5 - 3 hours/week to start, Mon-Fri. More hours may become available over time.
Salary: $12.60/hr
Benefits: The employer does not provide benefits
Experience/Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with children preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to motivate youth.
  • Ability to deal with the general public.
  • Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.

Looking to make a difference? Dyslexia Reading Connection is actively seeking tutors to work with students (K-12) and adults who need assistance with reading and spelling. Tutors will provide guidance to their students on a one-on-one basis to bring them up to grade level communication. No experience necessary, but the qualified applicants will need to be able to hear and differentiate the different sounds in a word. Training is provided.

A background check is required.

We hope you think about joining our team, but before you apply, please consider the following:

The first step to becoming a tutor is to ensure that you are able to hear all the sounds. In order to do this, we ask that you take the 5 minute Tutor Screening that can be found at:
https://bartonreading.com/tutors/#ts

We hope for a long term commitment from our tutors; it is not just a stopping point until another position opens up. You will be working one-on-one with students and a close bond will form. It’s hard for them to have to keep switching to different tutors.

Because most of our students are in school during the day, you will need to be available during our peak tutoring hours of 3:30 – 7:00pm. This doesn’t mean you will be booked solid for those hours five days a week, just be aware that that is when most of our tutoring takes place. There are occasions when we tutor during the school day as well.

Our tutoring does not follow the school calendar. We continue tutoring during summer and school breaks.

New tutors typically start with just one or two students, so your starting hours will be low (1.5 - 3 hr/week). This may not be a problem if you only want a few hours a week. If you are interested, more students may become available over time and you could eventually be working as much as 10-20 hr/week. It should be pointed out that there is no guarantee that you will have as many students as you would like.

In order for you to better understand our program and dyslexia in general, we ask that you watch the free four part video entitled “Dyslexia: Symptoms and Solutions” before you submit your application. It may be found at:
http://www.dys-add.com/videos/dyslexiaSymptomsSolutions_Part01.html

This is a position that requires a great deal of patience, and is often frustrating. But at the same time, there are few jobs that are as gratifying as this one. You will be transforming people’s lives and giving them the gift to be able to succeed in school and the workplace.

Please submit your resume along with three references to: info@dyslexiareadingconnection.com.

Dyslexia Reading Connection, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, employment, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

EOE