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MS Extra Tutor

Supervisor: Program Director

Overview: Since 1886, University Settlement has been providing a variety of effective and strengths-based community based programs for children. Stemming from the success of ExpandED Schools, TASC was selected to collaborate with the NYC DOE and Harvard Ed Labs on Middle School ExTRA (Middle School Expanded Day + Tutoring = Reading Achievement). At 20 participating schools, Middle School ExTRA offers 100% of sixth-graders 2 ½ more hours of learning time per day and gives students the time and opportunity they need to improve academic and life outcomes, preparing them to be on track to graduate from high school, college and career ready. In addition, targeted 6th and 7th grade students receive daily intensive tutoring. MS ExTRA tutors will provide daily guided reading instruction to students in a small group setting five days per week. The guided reading instruction is designed to enhance a student's comprehension and to foster a love of reading.


  • Instruct students daily in small group settings to supplement and enhance traditional in class reading/English language arts instruction. 
  • Prepare lesson plans in accordance with a set program curriculum as dictated by the individual needs of each student. 
  • Work daily with two or three groups of four students each, leading students through high-interest texts (novels, non-fiction chapter books, short stories, articles, etc.) using a guided reading curricular model. 
  • Coordinate with the campus-level site coordinator, classroom teachers, school administration, and parents to maximize student achievement.


  • Bachelor's Degree, or currently enrolled college senior
  • Avid reader who has a desire to elicit a passion for reading in young people
  • Qualifying test score on a high school-level reading comprehension assessment 
  • Willingness to serve at a NYC public middle school and commit to working through the 2017-2018 school year

Hours: 15 hours per week 

Salary: $13.50 per hour

Contact: Please use the link to apply for the position.

(No telephone inquiries- only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.)

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