Beaverton AVID Volunteer Tutoring
November 02, 2015
AVID TUTORS: Tutors are key to the success of the AVID program. Tutors are trained to use specific teaching methodologies and materials to work with AVID students in study groups and individually, assisting them in all academic areas to make progress commensurate with college expectations. Being a part of this college readiness system at the forefront of education is highly challenging and requires extraordinary commitment, yet its rewards are many. More than anything else, tutoring in AVID is the best preparation possible for a career in teaching and student services. AVID tutors assist students to achieve their full potential by facilitating collaborative tutorial groups using Socratic questioning and cooperative learning techniques to help the students develop critical thinking skills on their own and by working with fellow students.
AVID TUTORING IN BSD: Participants will gain valuable experience with innovative teaching methodologies that they can implement in their current placement and take into their professional practice. Hours will consist of direct student contact under the supervision of an AVID Elective Teacher. Tutorial times occur during the school day and vary depending on the AVID elective schedule at the schools. 6 Hours of training is provided along with ongoing support throughout the year. AVID TODAY: Today, the AVID College Readiness System is implemented in more than 4,900 schools in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and 16 countries and territories and in 41 institutions of higher education. In Oregon, AVID is implemented in 35 districts across the state in 169 schools including elementary, middle, and high schools. The Beaverton School District currently has 17 sites implementing the AVID College Readiness System with AVID elective classes in grades 7-10.