Great Oaks Tutor Corps Fellowship

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Disciplines: Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Social Sciences
Years: Senior, Graduate Student, Alumni


The Great Oaks Tutor Corps

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. 

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 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.  Great Oaks tutors in Newark may apply to Great Oaks’ AmeriCorps program.AmeriCorps members at Great Oaks have a greater focus on tutoring and only work with those students who are the most academically challenged. AmeriCorps members at Great Oaks are also charged with designing, planning, and executing their own service project for the Great Oaks community.

Specific Eligibility Criteria

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.