The Great Oaks Tutor Corps is an intense one-year Urban Education Fellowship designed to close the achievement gap one student at a time. A highly selective full-time service year for recent college graduates, the Corps members work in a startup charter school on the front lines of education reform.
Great Oaks will be entering its third year at its campus in Newark, NJ and will be opening a new campus in New York City in the Fall of 2013. Interested applicants may apply for the program in both Newark and New York City for 2013-2014.
How does the Tutor Corps work?
The Great Oaks Tutor Corps lets idealistic and dedicated young people invest their time and energy in the success of six middle school students to improve their academic skills while building critical personal relationships with students and families.
Our students’ needs are acute and the effort required is considerable: Corps members work 60-hour weeks, much of that time spent tutoring one or two students. Corps members also take on secondary projects at the school such as coaching teams, leading clubs or assisting teachers and staff.
Corps members at the Newark campus with a background in English have the option of applying for our Teacher Residency program, developed in partnership with NYU, that will supplement their tutoring responsibilities. Corps members at the Newark campus may also opt into an AmeriCorps program component. Great Oaks AmeriCorps Tutor Corps members have extra responsibilities and receive additional compensation, including an education award at the end of their service year.
Corps members receive housing in a modern apartment building in downtown Newark as well as a modest living stipend. Corps members for the new New York City campus will receive housing in downtown Manhattan as well as a modest living stipend.
Tutor Corps Q & A
Find answers to commonly-asked questions here.
Applying to the Tutor Corps
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Go to the Online Application and fill out the online application form for the Tutor Corps. You will receive an initial response within 7 days. The next step will be a phone interview, when you can ask questions about the Corps. Qualified candidates will be invited for in-person interviews.
When considering applicants, we’re looking for a strong academic record, good interpersonal skills and a readiness to rise to the demands that come with working in an urban school. Above all: A relentless work ethic.
Minimum qualifications: at least 18 years of age; a college graduate. Great Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.