Chicago, IL

Company Description

The Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy (IHSCA) is a new charter high school that will serve 600 youth, grades 9 to 12 from Chicago communities, and pave the way for the next generation doctors, nurses, informatics professionals and bio-technicians.
IHSCA’s mission is to prepare students for success in competitive colleges and universities while simultaneously providing job readiness certifications in entry-level positions with higher wages at the healthcare sector. We envision our school as an intergenerational community education center with full integration and participation of faculty, students, staff, parents and partners in decisions that shape the school’s existence.

Job Description

The Tutor works primarily in the Learning Center and is responsible for tutoring and mentoring IHSCA’s students in high-school-level Mathematics and English. Secondary responsibilities include preparing learning plans for student tutoring, as well as reports of student’s progress during the tutoring sessions for teachers.


Tutor students in the subjects they most need help. Students will receive support through tutoring, homework help, assistance in workshops and career curriculum.


Tutors will undergo a minimum of two session trainings of two hours each, in which they will learn the skills and knowledge needed to tutor and mentor teenagers, as well as how the reports and learning plans are created.



  • Candidates must be knowledgeable of High-School level Mathematics and English, and be comfortable working with, tutoring and mentoring teenagers.
  • Organize, implement, and facilitate tutoring and literacy-based activities.
  • Assist senior staff in strengthening strategic community partnerships.
  • Be self-motivated and ability to motivate others.


Qualifications, Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English or a secondary education with a minor on English Language Arts
  • Language Arts state certification
  • Three years of successful high school English teaching required.
  • Type 9 Certification or working toward a Type 9 Certificate with endorsements in English
  • ICTS Basic Skills and Content Area tests successfully passed.
  • Technologically literate including using Microsoft Office is required. Laboratory teaching skills is desirable.

Additional Information

Submit cover letter with resume and salary expectations, a completed application (located at: http://www.idpl.org/idpl_careers.html), and any other information listed above as “additional attachments” when you apply.

Instituto del Progreso Latino is an equal opportunity employer