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Academic Tutor - Part-Time

Job Details

The Fessenden School - West Newton, MA
Part Time
Exempt / Salaried


Position Summary

The Fessenden School seeks Part-Time Academic Tutors for the 2024-2025 School year. The Academic Tutor provides one-on-one support for boys in Grades 5 - 9 who have been identified as needing additional support in any of a variety of subject areas. Part-time Academic Tutors typically meet one-on-one with 3-7 students two to three times per week. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Meet with individual students in a tutorial setting to provide support with assignments and organization.

  • Provide differentiated instruction to meet the learning needs of a range of students.

  • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents, both orally and in writing through emails and bi-annual reports.

  • Communicate and partner regularly and effectively with classroom teacher(s), both orally and in writing.

  • Collaborate with teachers and colleagues in the Learning Resources Department.

  • Facilitate parent-teacher conferences and attend Student Support Team meetings as needed.

  • Incorporate educational technology in tutorial lessons and support student use of assistive technology in the classroom.

  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.

  • Attend Learning Resource Department meetings.

  • Attend professional development meetings (three full day and three afternoon).

  • Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training.

  • Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles.

  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Support or the School.



  • 2024-2025 School year: August 26, 2024 to June 10, 2025.

  • Orientation on August 19th and August 20th. 


Desired Qualities 

  • Commitment to inclusion, social justice, diversity, and equity.

  • Enthusiasm and skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, collaboration, prioritization, and problem solving.

  • Ability to serve among a diverse community of colleagues, students, and parents.

  • Commitment to boys and boys’ education.

  • Current with curriculum and 21st century learning and teaching.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related subject.

  • Experience in supporting children in one-to-one or small group settings.

  • Successful criminal background check.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows: 

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. 

  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel.

  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.