Position: Academic Year Tutor Position in Blaine County (Flex/Non-Exempt)

Start Date: ASAP

Applications accepted until position is filled

Organizational Mission, Vision, and Strategic Commitments:

One in five children experiences learning and attention challenges that limit their school success. For 26 years, Lee Pesky Learning Center has worked together with individuals, families, schools, and communities to understand and overcome obstacles to learning. Our vision is to create a pathway to learning for every child. We have positioned ourselves to positively impact learners throughout the country.


Lee Pesky Literacy Pods is expanding to the school year, and we are recruiting reading tutors for our after-school program in Blaine County!

Tutors working for Lee Pesky Literacy Pods will teach elementary-aged students during after-school hours four days per week for the entire school year. Tutors will teach within a pre-established program and will be supported by the program director and an onsite lead tutor. Tutors will work alongside other adults who want to contribute to making a difference in the lives of young learners. The Tutors follow a scripted, evidence-based instructional program and use research-based instructional methods to teach young students how to read. The Tutors are responsible for maintaining administrative documents including parent consent forms, attendance records, and notes about lesson progress.

Essential Attributes:

  • Believe in our mission and work tirelessly to help accomplish it
  • Present information clearly
  • Adapt to different audiences, venues, and challenges
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Self-determined, self-aware, strategic, and resilient
  • Flexible team player
  • Excellent and appropriate communication skills


  • Teach foundational reading skills to elementary-aged students
    • Follow scripted lessons for each session
    • Collect and maintain on-going data (every session) on student performance
  • Maintain close communication with parents or guardian
    • Provide a Learning Update to the parents or guardian every week
    • Conduct a final meeting with client/parents
  • Write Progress Reports
    • End of Program Progress Reports at the end of program session
  • Attend parent/community events
    • Attend all events and training required by the Center

Essential Job Functions:

  • Be available to work between 3:00 – 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday between (September 2023 through May 2024) and promptly arrive for scheduled sessions
  • Provide instruction in reading using a scripted reading program
  • Provide individualized and/or small group instruction to achieve program goals
  • Read orally with accuracy and clear articulation
  • Monitor achievement of students (administer, score, and record progress monitoring measures)
  • Compose, edit, and prepare accurate evaluation or progress reports
  • Maintain accurate attendance records and document progress
  • Communicate with parents and guardians regarding the client’s program and progress
  • React to change productively
  • Use excellent interpersonal skills and remain calm in an emotionally charged environment
  • Maintain confidential records and files
  • Communicate effectively through written and spoken English using correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary
  • Model professionalism through behavior and appearance


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum education and experience:
    • High school diploma
    • Experience working with young children

Knowledge of:

  • How to effectively interact with children ages 5 – 8


  • Ability to speak Spanish, highly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Skilled in using computerized office programs
  • Well organized, detail-oriented
  • Comfortable in a teamwork situation
  • Good problem-solving capabilities


This is a non-exempt and seasonal (flex) position. Compensation is $25/hour.

Lee Pesky Learning Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

To Apply:

  1. Complete the Application for Employment
  2. Send these, a cover letter, and a resume to [email protected], or fax to 208-333-0888. Or mail to:

Maggie Williams, Director of Finance & Operations
Lee Pesky Learning Center
3324 Elder Street
Boise, ID 83705