PALS Tutor

Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia
Closing date
Dec 22, 2023

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Job Description

Tutors will implement specific early literacy interventions, conduct weekly progress monitoring, and work with a team of coaches to make data-informed decisions to ensure each child is on track to read proficiently. The candidate should be patient, flexible, and skilled in oral and written communications, manage student behavior, modify instructional activities as required, assess, and evaluate student achievement. The school is currently conducting virtual classes using Canvas.

Tutors can expect to work 3-10 hours per a week, depending upon their availability and interest.

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher degree with major in assigned area.
  • Valid Teaching Certificate or be eligible for VA Teaching Certificate preferred but not required
  • Instructional experience and/or expertise in the prevention and remediation of reading difficulties

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
  1. Implements a remediation plan for students who have decoding and/or comprehension test results identified as basic or minimal.
  2. Provides strategic reading instruction to meet the instructional needs of identified learners.
  3. Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing software applications for virtual learning.
  4. Collaborates with teachers, administrators, and staff to further literacy goals.
  5. Utilizes the Reading Recovery method of intervention and instruction for students
  6. Provide for remedial instructional needs of students through collaboration teachers and staff, occasional small group instruction, and staff development in content area reading strategies.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.

Hourly Rate:
  • $30.00 Non-licensed
  • $46.00 Licensed


Primary Location:
Mount Vernon Elementary School
Salary Range:
$30.00 - $46.00 / Per Hour
Shift Type:


Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.

The children of Alexandria have benefited significantly from the strong support of City Council and the Alexandria community over the years. Tremendous gains have been made in student achievement and ACPS continues to be in the forefront of technology integration.

T.C. Williams High School is on the cutting edge, both inside and out. The award-winning building features numerous environmentally sound features, such as a 450,000-gallon underground cistern that collects and stores rainwater for building use, and a rooftop garden that provides stormwater management. The redesigned educational program at T.C. consists of smaller learning communities designed to increase academic achievement and the level of student engagement. Students feel more connected to caring adults, and teachers have more opportunity to know and support their students.

The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. A recent City survey indicates that the number of people who made the decision to live in Alexandria based on the quality of the schools has increased since 2004. We have many reasons to celebrate. ACPS is truly an urban success!

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