• Learning Support
  • Teaching Assistant

Applewild School, Fitchburg, MA

Accredited by AISNE

The Applewild School is seeking a qualified tutor to work part-time with student(s) diagnosed with dyslexia, language-based learning disabilities and or executive function issues. Must have good communication skills, work well with parents, collaborate with teachers and be able to work with a flexible schedule. Orton Gillingham or Wilson certified preferred. Ability to work with students on math and organization issues in grades 6-8 a must. Experience with ELL instruction to students at the elementary level a plus. 

Tutors work with students and faculty in both academic divisions:  Lower School, and Upper School.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP(S): Tutors work under the general administrative supervision of the Academic Support Coordinator, and work in collaboration with the Learning Specialist, Division Heads, students, families, and faculty in both  divisions of the School. 


BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:  To provide additional educational support and individualized instruction to students designated by the Academic Support Coordinator.


RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Work in collaboration with the student’s teachers and Division Head to develop an appropriate tutoring program and plan individualized for the student
  • Establish tutoring goals for each student in collaboration with the Student Support Services Coordinator, the student’s teachers and Division Head
  • Communicate these goals in writing to families, teachers, and the Division Head
  • Meet weekly (or more often if necessary and scheduled) with each student to assist him/her in reaching the established goal(s)
  • Communicate weekly with the families, teachers and Division Head through a written report on each tutoring session utilizing the established template
  • Participate as a member of the “team” that is providing support for the student
  • Attend meetings with teachers, the Division Head, and families as necessary and appropriate



There are no additional responsibilities delegated to Tutors or by Tutors.



  • Bachelors degree in the discipline to be tutored
  • 3-5 years experience teaching
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Familiarity with differentiated learning and multiple intelligences
  • Demonstrated skill in developing curricula and balancing published materials with individually, personally created curricula
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current “best practices” in education
  • Demonstrated skills in working effectively and collaboratively as a team player
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience



  • Masters degree in Education, Reading, English, Mathematics or a specific discipline as needed for the tutoring area
  • Training in Orton Gillingham, Wilson, or other accepted methods of teaching reading and phonics
  • Training in Responsive Classroom




Tutors have regular contact with students, families, fellow faculty and administration.   Tutors must be adept at developing and sustaining a supportive and yet challenging relationship with an individual student and at developing and sustaining an effective partnership with a student’s teachers and family.



In order to promote open communication between parents and faculty, to promote a nurturing and secure environment for the education of its students, and to protect the privacy of its students, Applewild School believes that confidentiality regarding information relating to the conduct, financial situation, academic performance and health of its students is essential and expected. 


Any discussions between faculty and staff regarding the above student and family information are confidential.  Any breach of confidentiality will result in formal disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.



ACADEMIC YEAR       CALENDAR YEAR   OTHER :  _____________________


HOURS/WEEK:  FULL TIME    HALF-TIME    OTHER:  ______________________


PAYROLL STATUS:             EXEMPT            NON-EXEMPT


Prepared by:  __________________________________  Date:  _____________


Approved by:  __________________________________  Date:  ____________