[2021-22] HVA Elementary After School/Saturday Tutor (ELA, Mathematics)

Position Details

  • Job Title: [2021-22] HVA Elementary After School/Saturday Tutor (ELA, Mathematics)
  • Department: Elementary School
  • Job Category: Instruction

The Opportunity

Interested applicants should apply by submitting an updated resume, a letter of interest highlighting recent achievement results with students, and if available, an artifact that highlights student achievement (a link to a teaching video, lesson plan, student work example).

Harlem Village Academies is a community of educators working to build an urban school district based on the ideals and tenets of progressive education. HVA is the lab school for the Progressive Education Institute.

Harlem Village Academies is offering an exciting opportunity for highly effective educators to tutor small groups of 2-3 elementary school students in mathematics or ELA remotely beginning in the fall of 2021. Tutors will be fully responsible for dramatically increasing every student’s understanding of a specific subject and building up their study skills, including engaging the students in the material as well as maintaining a positive learning environment. 

Tutors may choose either or both of the following options and may choose one, two, three or all five cycles:

Option 1: Tutor three days a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) for 60 minutes per session from 4:35PM - 5:35PM. Attend a 30-minute weekly meeting, day and time to be determined, with HVA Tutoring Director to analyze student work and data.

Option 2: Tutor Saturdays for two 90-minute sessions from 9:00AM - 10:30AM and 10:30AM - 12:00PM. Attend a 30-minute weekly meeting, day and time to be determined, with HVA Tutoring Director to analyze student work and data.


All tutors will receive a 3-hour session of training, which will take place the week prior to each cycle's start date.

Cycle 1 (October and November)

  • Training dates: 3-hour session the week of October 4
  • Teaching dates: October 12 - November 30
  • Option 1 is 21 days of tutoring.
  • Option 2 is 7 Saturdays of tutoring.

Cycle 2 (December and January)

  • Training dates: 3-hour session the week of November 15
  • Teaching dates: December 1 - January 27
  • Option 1 is 18 days of tutoring.
  • Option 2 is 7 Saturdays of tutoring.

Cycle 3 (February and March)

  • Training dates: 3-hour session the week of January 24
  • Teaching dates: February 1 - March 29
  • Option 1 is 22 days of tutoring.
  • Option 2 is 6 Saturdays of tutoring.

Cycle 4 (April) Math only

  • Training dates: 3-hour session the week of March 22
  • Teaching dates: April 11 - April 26 (NOTE: This will be 5 days a week focused only on math.)
  • Option 1 is 12 days of tutoring.
  • Option 3 is 2 Saturdays of tutoring.

Cycle 5 (May and June)

  • Training dates: 3-hour session the week of May 2
  • Teaching dates: May 10 - June 2
  • Option 1 is 12 days of tutoring.
  • There will be no Saturday tutoring during this cycle.

Compensation is $60/hour for teaching, data analysis/studying student work and training. Tutors will have the opportunity to participate in optional professional development sessions to learn more about HVA’s progressive educational model. 



  • Teach 2-3 students during assigned hours with passionate dedication to teaching effectively.
  • Participate in planning and professional learning for an additional 3-hour session at the beginning of each cycle, as well as meet with the Tutoring Director for 30 minutes each week to study student work, analyze student data, establish refine individual student goals and ensure weekly progress toward those goals.
  • Provide highly effective instruction during assigned hours.
  • Evaluate students' work to determine progress and adjust instruction to ensure dramatic and continual improvement.
  • Develop a full working knowledge of academic skills development, materials and strategies.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs, abilities, and interests.
  • Intrinsically motivate and support students through challenging and meaningful work.
  • Conduct pre and post assessments with students.
  • Measure and report progress to the Tutoring Director, the students’ classroom teacher(s) and the school principal.
  • Communicate student progress and struggles each week through HVA’s feedback system.
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Must pass a NYS required background check.
  • Strong knowledge of specified academic subject or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training.
  • A documented track record of academic success with your own students.
  • Strong knowledge of academic subjects such as reading, writing, and mathematics, as required based on the assigned program.
  • Proven ability to effectively implement learning techniques and concepts for learners of different levels.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Openness to feedback, training and skills development. Ability to improve based on feedback.


Organizational Culture

Our team is passionately committed to the vision and values of Harlem Village Academies. The ideal candidate will have a positive mindset, a very strong work ethic, an inner drive for excellence, and will thrive working in an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment.


Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply Now


U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at this company are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression