High School Math Mentor at Williamsburg Learning
Remote Online High School Math Mentor (Teacher)
- REMOTE – BASED IN US
- OPERATIONS TEAM – MENTOR POSITION
Williamsburg Learning (WL) is an educational services provider that provides curriculum, mentors, and courses for Williamsburg Academy, Leadership Academy of Utah, and other partner schools. Our mission is to prepare promising students for meaningful lives as principled leaders and we do that by providing transformational learning experiences.
WL headquarters are located in St. George, Utah, however, most of our team members work remotely across the United States. This position is a part-time, remote position working the following live online courses:
Monday – Thursday 9-9:50 am Mountain Time
Monday – Thursday 10-10:50 am Mountain Time
Monday – Thursday 11-11:50 am Mountain Time
We have several values that are very important to all team members. If these values speak to you, you are excited about the job description, and you meet the listed qualifications, we want to hear from you!
Growth: We seek to be constantly learning and growing both personally and professionally.
Right Action: We strive to do the right thing for colleagues and customers at all times.
Team Player: We each look out for the best interests of the team.
Culture of Belonging: We’re real. We’re authentic. We know there’s more to life than just work, so we try to make it fun and build real connections with each other as we go.
Life of Meaning: We find purpose and meaning in our work and believe we are all contributing to something that is bigger than ourselves.
About the Position:
*Applications must include a cover letter that describes why this role + you = match made in heaven.
At Williamsburg Learning (WL), All Williamsburg Learning mentors deliver transformational learning experiences through an online or in-person medium. All mentors are deeply aligned with Williamsburg Learning’s mission to prepare promising students for meaningful lives as principled leaders and embrace Williamsburg Learning’s educational methods to carry out this mission. A mentor connects deeply with The Williamsburg Curriculum, has a passion for their subject, and possesses the skills necessary to manage a group of students while delivering dynamic instruction. This position reports to the Math Program Leader within the Academics Department, who leads a group of mentors within the math program.
A skilled High School Math Mentor, being the right fit with an individual they support, will perform a variety of tasks that may include the following:
Use the 6 Mentor Practices to Optimize Student Learning
- Inspire, Challenge, and Engage students.
- Cultivate a hunger for knowledge and encourage curiosity among students.Encourage students to learn and continually improve.
- Teach students “how to learn” not “what to learn.”
- Apply the Socratic Method to classroom discussions.Help set goals for students and work with the class to help them attain these goals.
- Become a master in your field.
- Always be seeking out deeper understanding, knowledge or skills.
- Continually find creative ways to communicate your subject area to students.
- Inspire them to want to learn more!
Grading, Intervention, and Communication
- Monitor assignment configuration and accuracy in Canvas.
- Effectively communicate expectations and assignments (all assignments will be ‘electronic’ and graded in Canvas).
- Grade student work and providing timely (within 3 days), detailed, and quality feedback on assignments.
- Respond to voicemail, email, or other correspondence from students, parents, or colleagues within one business day.
- Keep track of attendance and ensure students are participating in class.
- Perform weekly intervention for students who are behind.
- Monitor student progress and communicate with students and parents.
- Help students who need workload adjustments.
- If working with a TA, follow all of WL’s Teaching Assistant policies and best practices.
- Hold a weekly study group hour.
- Set up and lead Parent/Mentor Conferences (PMCs) with all students.
- Attend IEP meetings as requested.
Implement TWC with Integrity in Online or In-person Format
- Inspire students in your subject area with engaging presentations.
- Use hooks, stories, and other methods as coached by WL to share material in a way that aligns with WL culture and educational philosophy.
- Design classes around the syllabi objectives and key questions.
- Connect with students individually.
- Demonstrate personal caring and warmth.
- Contribute ideas to the improvement of WL’s curriculum.
- Secure a substitute according to WL’s substitute policy when necessary.
- Adapt WL mentoring practices and TWC to your role and delivery format:
Online mentors: Use technology to connect in creative ways. Master the art of virtual classroom management through presentations, discussions, chat, and other forms of participation. Show students that online learning can be personal and human.
In-person core mentors: Use and adapt The Williamsburg Curriculum (TWC) for in-person instruction, which will require you to create and prepare weekly lesson plans for your subject as laid out in your course syllabus, making adjustments as needed. Communicate supplies and materials needs to the ILC Program Director. Attend periodic in-person student activities as requested and able. Know and abide by all additional in-person ILC policies (both WL’s and LAU’s).
Self-paced mentors: Ensure frequent, rapid turnaround on grading and focus your efforts on quality feedback and monitoring student progress.
In-person electives mentors: Electives mentors focus on in-person activities during class-time. As a result, they have a responsibility to prepare a weekly course outline rather than following a pre-set syllabus and to plan lessons/activities according to that outline. They also communicate supplies and materials needs in advance to the ILC Site Coordinator.
Professional Development and Team Participation
- Embrace your role as a mentor, not just a teacher.
- Work continuously to master the Six Mentor Practices as shared upon initial training and throughout the PD program.
- Fully participate in any/all relevant WL Professional Development activities, including weekly PD Huddle on Friday.
- Attend all required L10 meetings and participate fully in agenda, including tracking Scorecard numbers.
- Participate in periodic observations and opportunities for feedback from Program Leader and peers.
- Demonstrate company values with students, parents, and team members: Make a concerted effort to grow both professionally and personally both inside and outside the Williamsburg community.
- Serve as a model to students of what it means to live a meaningful life. Practice Right Action, Being a Team Member, and Culture of Belonging.
Demonstrate Professionalism during all Classes
- Set rules and expectations for classes appropriate to your format (live or online).
- Supervise students under your care at all times.
- Know and abide by all WL and applicable LAU policies, including the Honor Code, Rules of Engagement, and other policies.
- Stay current on all required trainings through SafeSchools.
- Refer disciplinary issues to proper team members when necessary.
- Alignment with the educational philosophy and methods described on the Williamsburg website.
- Must have a passion for education and desire to serve students and parents from a variety of socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.
- BA/BS in subject area, along with demonstrated knowledge of and interest in subject area and deepening one’s own learning in that subject.
- Current Teaching License in Subject Area or willingness to obtain ARL/APT in State of Utah if necessary within one year of employment.
- Highly organized yet willing to be flexible as the program changes and evolves.
- Must be a ‘team player’ and follow all Leadership Academy of Utah policies, WL policies, and WL mentor pledges as communicated upon training.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Quick learner with technology and proficient in using email, managing files, and recording and reporting electronically.
- Ability to take and pass a Criminal Background Check.
- Prior history of working with middle- and high school-aged students.
- Experience teaching in your subject area.
- Familiarity with PowerPoint, cloud-based apps such as G-suite, and web-based conference platforms such as Zoom.
- Prior use of Student Information Systems and Learning Management Systems.
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