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Academic Coach / Study Skills Tutor - Richmond Hill

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Summary Information:
Employer: StudySpot Educational Services
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Psychology
Special Education (Gifted Students)
Special Education (Learning Disabilities)
School / Org: StudySpot Educational Services
Location: Toronto, Ontario
FTE: see details
No. of Positions: 4
Salary: 25.00
Reference #: ECN:
Posting Date: Sunday, 01 July 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Part-time Academic Coach / Study Skills Tutor

The philosophy of StudySpot is simple: Good students possess certain skills that allow them to reach their potential and manage school more effectively.

Since 1999, StudySpot has provided Academic Coaching support to late elementary and high school students in the Greater Toronto Area. Our goal is to equip students with the tools they require to be effective learners overall, and to provide them with the opportunity for improvement that will last throughout their school lives.

Academic Coaching offers a more appropriate educational support for most students, particularly those in late elementary and high school, because it focuses on the why students underachieve and the importance of focusing on skill development.

Areas of Focus

Academic Coaching does not focus on specific subject content, but instead uses the student’s work material in all courses to demonstrate the skills necessary for academic success. The following are the primary areas of focus:

1. Organization & Time Management
2. Reading Comprehension & Note-taking
3. Writing
4. Test & Exam Preparation

8 through 12


Academic Coaches will work with their clients in libraries, schools or in the client’s homes. StudySpot services the GTA and is currently looking for coaches in the Richmond Hill / Thornhill area.

Typical Coaches

All of our coaches have varied backgrounds but share the following attributes:

• Professional demeanor
• Excellent communication skills
• The ability to “connect” with a teenaged student
• Positive, extrovert personality with lots of energy
• Strong academic skills
• Understands the difference between “coaching” and “teaching”

Our ideal candidates will possess all or some of the following experience:

• Graduate degree, ideally in psychology or education
• Teaching experience
• Experience with learning disabilities
• Experience working directly with teenagers
• Athletic background, competitive and /or coaching

• Ability to travel to meet with clients
• Able to work a minimum of two evenings per week
• All coaches will require a police background check

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