Spanish tutoring involves one-on-one tutoring with students in The Waterford Upper School. The tutor meets with each student two-three times per week. Each session lasts one class period, which is fifty-two minutes, and takes place during the school day or after school, in which case the session lasts one hour. Students are pulled from a Directed Studies class or from other elective classes. Tutor responsibilities include the following:
- Training as designed by the Foreign Language Department Chair
- Background in Spanish
- Developing and following daily lesson plans that focus on individual student needs and build strategies in foreign language acquisition. Plans include building foundational skills outlined by student evaluation as well as review of current class material to be determined by curriculum guides. Clearly, effective tutoring is not just supporting current homework assignments, but teaching so that the student can eventually find independent success.
- Topics determined by the curriculum guides, teacher input, and current materials being used by the student. Stress is placed on a kinesthetic, multi-sensory approach to language acquisition.
- Communication with parents and current Spanish teacher
- A willingness to learn the skills necessary to maintaining Google Drive folders for all students and to becoming proficient in working with Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Calendar.
- Tutors are required to check Canvas, the online grading system that Waterford utilizes, frequently for updates to students' academic progress, messages from teachers, and so forth.
- Attendance at monthly general tutor meetings and weekly foreign language tutor meetings
- Brief mid-term parent reports and more comprehensive end of term reports outlining student progress and goals
Qualified candidates should forward a resume and letter of interest, by email to:
Executive Assistant, Office of the Head of School
The Waterford School
1480 E. 9400 South
Sandy, UT 84093