Cushing Academy seeks to hire an experienced Academic Support teacher/Learning Specialist to fill a one-semester leave starting January 2, 2019. The position requires teaching five classes in Cushing’s Academic Support Program. Candidates should have general familiarity with college prep curricula; knowledge about a range of learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, etc.), health impairments (e.g., ADHD), test anxiety, and general executive functioning challenges and their impact; the ability to individualize the teaching of learning skills and strategies for improving reading, writing and mathematical problem solving; the ability to help students implement effective study, organizational, time management and planning skills and tools; familiarity with student learning profiles, needs, goals and individual academic plan; and the capacity to relate to, establish rapport with and motivate students to succeed, become self-advocates, and take advantage of resources and support.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; master’s degree preferred.
Housing may be provided in conjunction with additional responsibilities, including dormitory supervision and involvement in extracurricular activities.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to David Stone, Dean of Faculty, at email@example.com.
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