AVID Tutor

Job posted: 01/07/2024
Applications close: 14/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 29/07/2024 - 20/12/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1423549

Reference: 1423549

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1  Demonstrated capacity to perform duties consistent with established guidelines and frameworks, including supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role.

SC2  Demonstrated capacity to work and collaborate with others in a team environment.

SC3  Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in a team environment, including high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4  Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5  A commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


The AVID tutor in Tutorology

The AVID tutor takes an active part in developing the academic and personal strength of AVID students.

The AVID tutor becomes thoroughly grounded in AVID strategies (WICOR: writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading).

The AVID tutor becomes a master of each stage of the AVID tutorial and the inquiry learning process, as described below:

1. Students take Cornell notes in their academic classes.

2. Students complete the pre-work on Tutorial Request Form (TRF) from their academic class, Cornell notes, homework, classwork, quizzes and/or tests.

3. As students enter the room, the teacher/tutor checks the TRFs and Cornell notes from the content class to support the point of confusion question.

4. Students are divided into tutorial groups

5. One student begins the tutorial by presenting an authentic question and 30-Second Speech to the group. The tutor and group members ask questions to guide the student presenter through the critical thinking and inquiry process.

6. Group members/tutor check the student presenter¿s understanding of the answer to his/her question by asking clarifying questions. Group members also take three-column notes on the student presenters¿ questions.

7. Steps 5 and 6 are repeated for as many group members as time allows.

8. Students complete a written reflection based on their learning (content and/or process) from the point of confusion.

9. Students turn in their tutor pre-graded TRFs to teacher for grading and feedback.

10. Teacher/tutors/students debrief the tutorial process. Students verify their learning in their academic classes.

The AVID tutor assists AVID students in developing personal pride in the AVID System.

The AVID tutor:

- Provides academic support for students

- Encourages students to enrol in university after high school graduation.

- Serves as a role model/mentor to AVID students.

AVID tutors are expected to be active learners, not experts. Because you have been selected as a tutor for this special class, it is expected and understood that you will:

- Be positive and professional.

- Arrive on time and prepared for class.

- Act as a role model and wear appropriate attire at all times.

- Assist students in maintaining their AVID binders (with calendar, assignment sheets, TRFs and daily Cornell notes from academic classes).

- Actively participate in collaborative groups and tutorials.

- Participate in AVID field trips and motivational activities (when possible).

- Inform teacher in advance of absences/lates on a tutorial day.

- Become familiar with the specific routines and expectations of each AVID teacher's classroom.

- Facilitate the tutorial learning process and implement AVID methodologies.

- Adhere to district/site policies and procedures.

- Complete tutor training.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Location Profile

Wyndham Central College is located in a high growth corridor, approximately 20 minutes west of Melbourne and caters for students in Years 7 to 12 across the Wyndham district.   Recent data sets in key areas have demonstrated significant improvement in line with the goals and targets identified in the previous Strategic Plan and reflect the dedication and commitment by the staff.

The Staff at Wyndham Central are committed to delivering a rigorous guaranteed and viable curriculum enhanced by the AVID program that aims to prepare students by developing a set of strategies to support their learning and chosen pathway. The college programs are innovative and challenging and include a 7-10  Enrichment and VHAP program, 7-10 Spanish Immersion Program (SIP), the 9-10 STEM Academy and our flagship schoolwide program AVID.  The college is the first school in Australia to achieve certification as an AVID school and are currently recognized as Australia¿s first secondary Site of Distinction.

To further complement the academic program all students are provided with a Careers Action Plan (CAP), and a learning plan from Year 7 that requires commitment, reflection and regular consultation between student, teacher and parents/carers. This three-way partnership is crucial to the successful progress of all of the students at Wyndham Central College and is supported by an extensive tutor advocate and pastoral support program.

Underpinning the educational improvement plan the College has modern facilities including a Trade Training Centre, a designated Year 7 Centre, Year 8 & 9 Centre, a Year 10 Community and a Senior Years Centre. Dedicated content learning environments for the performing and visual arts, Science and STEM and Gymnasium and sporting facilities. Complementing the whole school buildings is the extensive active/passive landscaping plan and recreational outdoor plan, a student centered study and student services building.   

The Leadership Team comprises of the Principal Team- Principal and Assistant Principals with dedicated leadership portfolios, Leading Teachers - Year Level Leaders (Engagement & Wellbeing), Literacy Leader, Numeracy Leader, Pathways & Transitions Leader, AVID pedagogy and operational Leaders, Senior Years Program Manager and Campus Management Leader.  The team is complemented by faculty-based Learning Specialists who are our PLC instructional leaders.


  • Provides routine support for teachers including assisting with planning of student routines
  • Supports communication between teachers and parents
  • Communicates with teachers on routine matters related to students and/or other responsibilities
  • Communicating with student/s to support comprehension of basic tasks and information
  • Provides basic support and supervision for individuals or groups of up to 4 students within a classroom setting
AVID Tutor

Job type:

Part time / From 29/07/2024 - 20/12/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 2


Connie Faranda | 8744 8900

AVID Tutor