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School Team Lead - Redwood City

Tutoring | Redwood City, CA | Part Time and Temporary

Job Description



Are you interested in gaining experience in education programming and impacting the lives of elementary students one book at a time? Are you whip-smart, self-motivated, and excited to get in on the ground floor of a growing ed-tech startup founded right here in the Bay Area?

We are seeking qualified candidates for our School Team Lead positions, one each at our school sites in Redwood City. Each BookNook school site will manage a team of 1-on-1 and/or small group instructors working with elementary students. The School Team Lead will conduct sessions with students, will act as the point person at each school, assisting our program and operations team with tutoring, offering support to fellow 1-on-1 Instructors, and managing administrative tasks. In addition to tutoring and administrative support, School Team Leads will have the opportunity to develop additional projects based upon academic and professional development interests.            

Tutoring occurs Monday - Friday, from 8:30am - 6pm (depending on the school site). School Team Leads must commit to working between 8-12 hours/week.



School Team Leads need to:

  • Make a minimum commitment to work at least 8 hours/week through the end of the school year.  Consistent, ongoing support is necessary for the children and teachers with whom we work

  • Tutor small groups of students

  • Possess the technical skills to use the BookNook curriculum and platform to tutor/mentor students (All of which are on a tablet)

  • Review student progress notes and prior assessment notes prior to each tutoring session, then complete progress notes after each tutoring session

  • Be punctual, attentive, and engaged in tutoring sessions

  • Support fellow tutors to ensure program fidelity

  • Communicate effectively with school staff regarding scheduling, program updates, and data

  • Collaborate with staff and supervisor to support 1-on-1 Instructors with curriculum implementation, scheduling, and program coordination.

  • Maintain and manage student attendance records for the program

  • Administrative duties, as needed

  • Perform other duties, as assigned.



  • A deep appreciation and love of reading!

  • High School Degree or GED (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred)

  • Willingness to learn about tutoring strategies and receive feedback

  • Patience working with students who need help learning

  • Access to reliable transportation

  • Ability to work independently or with limited supervision

  • Ability to commit to a schedule and be punctual (this is essential to the position)

  • Ability to support other tutors and student pairs

  • Ability to act as a peer coach and leader within group by modeling high-standard performance

  • Strong communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Adaptability and flexibility

  • Interact effectively with diverse groups of people

  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective and professional role model for students served

  • Complete background check

  • Show proof of negative TB test (must be current)

  • Bilingual a plus  (Spanish speaking preferred)

  • Hold US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status



Requires prolonged sitting with some bending, stooping and stretching, and ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with volunteers and staff. Also requires flexibility to readily adapt to a changing environment.



This is a part-time, non-exempt position paying $16/hour. Tutors must be available to work between 10-16 hours with availability Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:00pm. In order to for students to reach academic goals for year, tutors will need to commit through the end of the school year.