Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1235 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world”.
Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.
The Upper School Academic Resource Center Teacher works with small groups and individual students in grades 9-12 in one or more curricular areas; teaches study skills, re-teaches; and/or reviews content. See general duties below.
Obtain student schedule; establish contact with student’s advisor, teachers, parents
Be familiar with course syllabi, textbooks and handouts
Obtain current textbooks and assignment sheets from teachers; be familiar with teacher websites
Provide direct instruction and process-oriented learning support for students either individually or in small groups
Provide individual tutoring in subject area of specialization
Coordinate extended-time testing with student and classroom teacher for students who qualify for accommodations either by testing recommendations or consultation
Keep daily record of sessions for students in Google Drive
Write individual comments at the end of each trimester to be e-mailed to parents documenting what has been done in the Academic Resource Center; evaluating the student’s progress; indicating the plan for the coming trimester
Discuss plans, progress, concerns regarding individual students with Director of Student Academic Support
Communicate by e-mail and in person with classroom teachers as needed
Communicate by phone or e-mail with parents as needed
Attend Back-to-School Night in September
Attend Academic Resource Center Staff meetings – 1x/month
Attend Faculty Professional Growth Days (August and during the school year)
Attend student/teacher meetings as needed
Minimum of three years teaching and/or tutoring experience
Be familiar with independent, college preparatory school curriculum and have specialization in one or more areas of the curriculum
Specialization in one or more curriculum area, with a strong preference for a math/science specialization (i.e. chemistry, physics, biology, algebra, calculus, and geometry)
Understanding learning processes and ability to individualize instruction
Ability to work with a team of colleagues, classroom teachers, and parents
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Facility with Mac programs and Google Docs
Salary and Benefits:
Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA-CREF retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background.
Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.