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Cohort Leader

Freedom City seeks a highly-dedicated college student to end educational inequity by supporting students from high-need communities. We seek candidates from a diverse set of academic, social and cultural backgrounds. In considering applications, we primarily look for a strong academic record, coaching or tutoring experience, and a readiness to rise to the many demands and challenges that come with supporting at-risk youth.


The Cohort Leader will serve in-person at Freedom City’s afterschool program on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for one hour each day. The Cohort Leader promotes academic success by focusing intently to provide individualized instruction and build strong, meaningful relationships with their students. In addition to offering academic support, the Cohort Leader will also serve as a student advocate and mentor.

  • Cohort Leaders guarantee the academic success of students by focusing intently on individualizing instruction and building personal and meaningful relationships with their students for the entire academic year.

  • Work with no more than 4-5 students at a time;

  • The students are grouped based on their skill level.

  • Lead reading and math instruction and serve as mentors to their students;

  • Reading instruction occurs for 45 minutes on Mondays.

  • Math instruction occurs for 45 minutes on Tuesdays.

  • Mentoring occurs for 45 minutes on Thursdays.

  • Develop lesson plans based on their students’ instructional level;

  • Incorporate games and other fun learning techniques into lessons;

  • Actively encourage, motivate, and engage students during the instructional session;

  • Evaluate and document student progress;

  • Maintain student attention and re-engage distracted students;

  • Manage student behavior to create a positive environment that optimizes learning;

  • Communicate student needs to Program Leadership; and

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Strong basic high school math skills;

  • Strong reading skills;

  • Passion for education reform and hunger for feedback;

  • Passion for helping students build confidence and social-emotional skills;

  • Prior paid or volunteer experience working with students is helpful;

  • Prior tutoring, coaching, or teaching experience is helpful.

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 5:00pm-5:45pm plus time for lesson planning and preparation.

$500/semester to be paid in bi-weekly installments.


Duties and Responsibilities

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