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Job Opening:

ELA Tutor

Harlem Village Academy

New York City Mission Society improves the lives of children, youth, and families in the city’s most underserved communities. Through programs and services that respond to community needs, we create cycles of success for generations to come.

Position Summary

New York City Mission Society’s Power Academy is an after-school program dedicated to cultivating the personal growth and educational advancement of all of our elementary school aged participants. With a curriculum focused on academic enrichment, community service, cultural enrichment, the arts, recreation, and character education, Power Academy reinforces school-day learning in a safe and healthy environment. Programming is provided after school, on school holidays, and during the summer. 

Title: ELA Tutor

Program: Harlem Village Academy 

Employment Status: Part-Time, Up to 5 hours per week (Generally between the hours of 1:30pm - 6pm)

Basic Function:  Tutor Middle-School Students 

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, some job responsibilities may be carried out remotely. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Tutor Middle-School students in the core subject of ELA (in-person or remotely).

  • Collaborate with Educational Specialist and teachers in the development and maintenance of individual plans to meet student needs (in-person or remotely).  

  • Familiarity with creating SMART goal planners.

  • Supervise activities and monitor scholar’s behaviors to ensure safety and appropriateness (in-person or remotely).

  • Attend professional development and training as needed (in-person or remotely).

  • Attend grade team meetings with teachers and other key staff (in-person or remotely).

  • Communicate with Program Director to discuss scholar’s progress, needs, and concerns.

  • Communicate with parents/families to discuss scholar’s progress, needs and concerns.

  • Develop and implement lesson plans.  Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 3 years college credits with a focus on English and education or other highly relevant field; or 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Familiarity with various digital media platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet/Hangouts.

  • Experience working and/or teaching in a school or youth program a must.

  • Extensive experience (at least 2 years) tutoring in ELA.

  • Knowledge of common core standards is a plus.

  • At least one year experience tutoring middle school-aged children in a group setting is a plus.

  • Experience with programming is also a plus.

  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management a plus.

  • Ability to multi-task; skills to be a team player and self-starter.

  • Interest and experience in youth development and creating interactive educational activities.

  • Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor and a sincere desire to help the community.

General Requirements

Staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Mission Society. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory.

Salary and Benefits

$22.50 per hour 


Interested and qualified individuals should forward their resumes with cover letter to or fax to 212-979-5764.

Subject: Re: ELA Tutor, HVA Power Academy. 


Note: We are unable to accept phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

New York City Mission Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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