This position supports the Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton’s numeracy intervention program for children and youth with difficulties in mathematics. This numeracy program is designed to help children in grades 3-12 gain confidence and shift their mindset towards mathematics so that they can achieve academic success. This is a paid position that will strengthen the portfolio of teachers interested in special education. This position is responsible for working with children in small groups (3:1) via Microsoft Teams for one hour, once per week for 12 weeks. Tutors will follow a curriculum-aligned math program that focuses on the fundamentals of mathematics: number sense and numeration, patterning and algebra and mathematical application to close gaps according to the needs of each child. Training will be provided and is mandatory for ALL tutors.
-Conduct an informal numeracy assessment within the first week of program (pre-assessment) and the last week of program (post-assessment) to determine the child's area of need and to measure the gains that they make in the program.
-Use assessment results as well as the scope and sequence to determine where to begin -Reference the teacher resource guide while planning and creating numeracy lessons that allow the children to learn with manipulatives.
-Deliver math manipulative kits to each student prior to the start of the program
-Work with child to develop a belief that they can do math
-Contribute towards the development of a personal channel within the microsoft Teams platform for communication with the child and parent(s) throughout the program, based on the child’s interests and progress throughout the program
-Emphasize the child’s successes and help them to reflect on their achievements after every online session
-Provide a positive virtual environment, providing regular positive feedback on the student’s progress to instill self-motivation and confidence towards learning math.
-Complete a communication log after each tutoring session to track the children’s progress and needs that can be shared with parents
-Communicate with the children’s parents on their progress and suggest strategies that can be implemented at home to reinforce the targeted skills and program goals.
-Meet with the program coordinator to discuss assessments, progress and next steps as required. This may occur outside of regularly scheduled program hours if appropriate.
-Assist the program coordinator as needed
Eligible candidates for the Online Numeracy Tutor position include individuals who are Ontario Certified Teachers who are in good standing with the college.
Previous experience working with children and/or youth in an online setting is an asset, but not required.
Previous experience working with individuals with learning disabilities is an asset, but not required
Previous experience with Microsoft Teams an asset, but not required
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