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AVID Tutor 21-22 SY

Company: Irving Independent School District
Location: Irving
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

PRIMARY PURPOSE: AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an elementary through postsecondary college readiness system that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The AVID system accelerates student learning, uses research-based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional development, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. The AVID tutor is essential to the success of the AVID elective class where they facilitate student access to rigorous curriculum. AVID tutors are typically students from colleges and universities and receive formal training to facilitate the Socratic AVID tutorial process. AVID tutors also serve as role models and take an active part in developing the academic and personal strengths of the AVID student.


Minimum Education/Certification:

  • Enrollment in a college or university, preferred
  • 2.5 college GPA, evidenced by college transcript, preferred

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Strong math and English Language Arts background, evidenced by college transcript
  • Successful completion of 16 hours of AVID Tutor Training provided by Irving ISD

Minimum Experience: None


  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude.
  • Set an example of personal excellence and high expectations for AVID students to follow.
  • Take responsibility for tone and atmosphere of the AVID classroom.
  • Wear appropriate attire at all times.
  • Inform teacher in advance of absences/tardies on tutorial days.
  • Acknowledge the individuality of all AVID students and work to develop their academic and personal pride.
  • Actively participate in collaborative groups and tutorials.
  • Facilitate the tutorial learning process and implement AVID methodologies.
  • Conduct tutorial sessions that underscore the principle of collaborative learning and the practice of students teaching other students through discussion of class and text notes.
  • Determine from student tutorial worksheets, notes, and discussions the concepts that need to be the focus of tutorial sessions.
  • Assist students in any subject area by being familiar with students' textbooks and materials and AVID classroom resources.
  • Assist in teaching study skills and other aspects of college preparation.
  • Assist students in maintaining their AVID binders.
  • Evaluate student binders, including calendars, class and textbook notes, and learning logs.
  • Participate in AVID field trips and motivational activities when possible.
  • Become familiar with the specific routines and expectations of each AVID teacher's classroom.
  • Assist the AVID Coordinator as requested, such as by contacting teachers regarding course outlines and assignment schedules, helping with field trips, contacting parents, etc.
  • Communicate regularly with the AVID coordinator/teacher regarding student progress and areas of concern.
  • Adhere to district/site policies and procedures.
  • Complete 16 hours of AVID tutor training.


Maintaining proper student focus and behavior during the tutorial session and reporting serious or chronic behavior issues to the AVID teacher.


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Must maintain emotional control and exercise reasoning and problem solving skills while under stress. Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written). Should be able to interpret procedures and analyze data for decision-making.

Safety: Contribute to the prevention of accidents and injuries by observing safety rules and District policy. Perform all duties in a safe and responsible manner. Be knowledgeable of safety procedures and emergency plans in each AVID classroom in which the tutor works.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Irving Independent School District, Irving , AVID Tutor 21-22 SY, Other , Irving, Texas

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