By Amanda Aguilar Looking for a job that will make a difference? San Antonio CAN! High School is looking for tutors to help ninth through twelfth grade students improve in math, science and reading.
The charter school (1807 Centennial) is one of ten Texas CAN! academies located throughout Texas. The school’s mission is to provide a second chance for at-risk youth and their families to achieve economic independence and hope for a better life through relationship-based education and training.
Since the Office of Student Engagement and Success circulated its first announcement, the school has hired six tutors from Texas A&M University-San Antonio, and is working with the tutoring services of Advance Professional Consultants to hire 15 more. Although tutoring is offered in all subjects, there is increased need for tutors in math, science and reading.
Tutors are paid $15 to $25 an hour, depending on experience and qualifications and will work directly with charter school students. Opportunity to work with students from other surrounding schools may be possible. Tutoring hours are available mornings and evenings Monday-Saturday.
Kathleen Frank in Career Services at TAMU-SA encourages any student to apply.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for students who are making a career change. Like if you’ve been an Accountant for x-amount of years, and now you want to be a math teacher, tutoring would be a great way to translate those skills into patience, supervising and teaching” Frank said. “Tutoring provides not only a great experience, but is also great way just to get your foot in the door.”
Frank said two of A&M-San Antonio students tutoring at the charter school are in consideration for job openings at the charter school next semester. “It takes about a week and a half to two weeks for the applicant process to be complete, but some students have started that same week,” Frank said.
For more information on applying for a tutoring position at San Antonio Can High School contact Career Adviser Kathleen Frank at Kathleen.Frank.@tamusa.tamus.edu or call 210-932-7898.
Learn more about San Antonio CAN! High School: http://www.sanantoniocan.org
Marco Luna contributed to this report.