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Reading Tutor

Breakthrough Leadership Academy
Literacy Club

Where HOPE (Holistic, Ongoing, Personalized Academic Plans, and empowering Experiences) is a strategy and Breakthrough is our Mission. 



We seek to empower students to change their lives and their community. This is reinforced through year-round programming, a rigorous, personalized academic program, hands-on application, learning beyond the classroom, explicit social-emotional instruction, and mentorship for our teachers. 



All scholars will have a personalized learning plan with specific goals and objectives. Every student will participate in a continuum of field experiences as outlined in their individualized plan. Students will complete 8th grade with a community service portfolio and the ability to advocate for themselves and their community. 


Breakthrough Leadership Academy in Partnership with H.O.P.E., Inc and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation presents the


BLA Saturday Academy Literacy Club

  • The goal of BLA Saturday Academy Literacy Club is to improve literacy skills through the teaching of periods in African-American History. 

Position Description

Reading Tutor ensures students receive high-quality literacy support.  The Reading Tutor provides support on activities and instruction. Reading Tutor takes a hands-on approach to improving instruction. Follow the lead of the Literacy Coach in all thing’s literacy. Reports to Literacy Coach.



  • Works cooperatively with BLA staff and volunteers to support literacy development and activity implementation.

  • Utilizes best practices and knowledge of appropriate content and curriculum alignment to assist BLA staff, volunteers, and parents in closing the achievement gap.

  • Confers with parents to assist in improving literacy.

  • Reports to BLA Literacy Coach


  • 2 years of successful teaching experience in reading, ELA or writing

  • Positive de-escalation and classroom management experience

  • Knowledge of research-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices

  • Knowledge of Common Core and Smarter Balanced Assessment

  • Experience using instructional technology to support teaching and learning, curriculum development, staff training, and program and student accountability.

  • Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative

  • Ability to work with and motivate students.

  • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn.

  • Belief in the mission of BLA 



  • Valid teaching certification (In reading or ELA preferred but not required)


  • The position pays $25/hr for 3 hours each session

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