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AVID Tutor

Hamilton High School


The mission of the AVID program at Hamilton is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  AVID tutors play a key role in more


About the Internship


AVID Tutors will assist students in learning organizational/study skills, working on critical thinking and asking probing questions, provide academic help and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable to the students. Tutors are essential to the success of AVID, acting as a resource and role model for AVID students both academically and socially. AVID students represent  all segments of the high school population including student athletes, music students, drama students, etc.

Training is required, but will be conducted onsite at the beginning of internship.

Must commit to work through the high school semester exams to assist our students.  (We will pay $9.89/hour for continued service hours after the ASU semester is complete until the end of the high school semester.)  Fall Semester through 12/17/14; Spring Semester through 05/29/15.

Population Served:

The AVID Elective targets students in the academic middle – B, C, and even D students – who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These students are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. Often times, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from socio-economically disadvantaged families. The program strives to makes make higher education a possibility for ALL students.

Community Need:

First generation college students strengthen their families and communities.  A large number of students in our community come from lower socioeconomic homes and would not consider college if not for the AVID program. These students are truly amazing to work with. We have graduated 250 students to date that have earned 23 million in college scholarships.

Community Impact:

AVID Center is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the "achievement gap" by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.  The "achievement gap" refers to the difference in the educational performance of groups of students, especially groups defined by socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity and gender. The achievement gap is typically discussed in the context of standardized test scores, grade point average, dropout rates, and/or college enrollment and completion rates. AVID is closing the achievement gap, with AVID students consistently outperforming their peers.