Watkinson School, offering inventive teaching to Hartford and surrounding communities since 1881, seeks a Learning Skills Program Education Specialist. Successful candidates will be responsible for working individually with students and in small groups focusing on math tutoring, reading comprehension support, organization/study strategies, and written expression, as well as being a resource to their students’ teachers in terms of best ways to work with students to achieve mastery of coursework. Additionally, applicants should expect to work interactively with academic teachers, parents, and students in the program. Strong teaching, communication, and writing skills are important. The Education Specialist is responsible for developing individual student profiles for each student based on previous testing, school records, parent and student input, and any diagnostics/observations done by teachers.
A bachelor's degree is required, with preference given to a degree in Special Education. In addition to these responsibilities, this position includes academic advising and the potential for coaching a sport or moderating an afternoon activity and fully participating in school life.
Watkinson School is an equal opportunity employer and an open and affirming community. We seek candidates of diverse backgrounds. This 10-month position commences mid-August 2019. If interested, please send a letter of application, resume, and two letters of recommendation.