Bright Choices Program – Tutor

  • Part Time
  • Hamilton, ON
  • Applications have closed.

Liberty For Youth

Job Title
Bright Choices Tutor
Rate: $20.00/hour
Dates/Hours: Monday & Wednesday evenings (with some flexibility), 2 x 3-hour shifts. Total of 6 hours/weekly. Virtual or In-person as needed.

The Role

The Bright Choices Tutor contributes to the overall success of LFY by bringing their expertise and experience to the organization, effectively.

• Teaching notetaking, studying, planning, organization, research methods, and other effective learning skills
• Helping students to set goals for themselves and motivating them to achieve those goals with praise and rewards
• Creating, conducting, and grading realistic practice tests and providing feedback on student performance
• Distributing informative study guides and other teaching materials
• Operating computers, printers, webcams, and other equipment as needed
• Recording information about students or groups of students and making notes about their lesson plans and progress
• Keeping the area where they teach neat and organized
• Providing school supplies like pencils to students if needed


• Experience tutoring youth (Grades 1-12, College & University) in various subjects (with a specific focus on math and science)
• Experience assessing the progress of assigned students to ensure effective processes
• Passion and excitement for the subject being taught
• Professional experience preparing lesson plans and personalized instruction
• Experience working with children in a supervised setting
• Education in teaching methodology, theory, and processes
• Theoretical and practical understanding of the subject to be taught
• Personal accountability and reliability when scheduling sessions with parents and students
• Ability to teach students of all ages at varying levels of understanding and proficiency
• Experience working within the arena of disadvantaged youth and youth at risk an asset

Key Competencies
• Honesty and Integrity
• Sound Judgement and Decision Making
• An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter (with initiative and strong work ethic)
• A willingness to be challenged, learn new things and adapt to new situations easily.
• Strong communication (both verbal and written), planning, and organizational skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently with little or no supervision.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize a large workload in a fast-paced environment.
• Adaptability and flexibility to work successfully within a changing work environment with shifting work priorities and organizational needs.
• Quality orientation and work standards, maintaining high standards, attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness, showing concern for all aspects of the job.
• Reliability, taking personal responsibility for job performance, completing work in a timely and consistent manner, meeting deadlines, and keeping commitments.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and build effective relationships both internally and externally.
• Knowledgeable of and sensitive to the diverse constituent population with the ability to handle stressful situations and phone with calm caring concern and professionalism.
• Ability to support and identify with the values and mission of Liberty For Youth
• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Working Conditions
• need (for the safety of self or a youth) the physical strength and stamina to be able to effectively block or hold the aggressive youth (s) until a safe opportunity arrives (such as police arrival, or the safe confinement of self, as well as any LFY youth, emergency and or hospital visit for incident reports during and or after work),
• multitask, by managing a number of projects at one time with frequent interruptions,
• Possess excellent organizational, time, and stress management skills to complete the highest priority tasks required at that time,
• remain patient with youth who can be demanding, challenging, emotionally absent, and/or defiant.
• engage in conflict resolution or crisis management at times, which can be not only physically demanding but also very emotionally demanding.
• Be able to effectively “debrief” with the youth (as well as with self, peers, or other co-workers) after an incident.


• Takes on special projects, and organizational events as requested