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Math and Literacy Tutor

Math and Literacy Tutor
5-month contract, full-time (with possibility of renewal)
January 2022
Application Deadline
December 17, 2021
Nunavik, QC

Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization. We believe literacy is a right, and we work inclusively with tutors and community partners to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential. In partnership with Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, Frontier College is hiring math and literacy tutors to support the skills of Nunavik teens.
We are seeking mature, committed and self-motivated individuals to provide academic support to high school students in Nunavik. Priority in the hiring process will be given to those candidates who self-identify as First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.
Tutors will create their own schedule and tutoring will focus on reviewing and ensuring a strong understanding of basic math concepts, gradually integrating more advanced concepts, developing study skills and building confidence. Tutors will offer a flexible service, adapted to the needs of the students and the context of each school.
In addition, tutors will be expected to set up and deliver less formal numeracy and literacy activities involving children, family members and others in the community.
Overall Accountability
Supported by, and working in collaboration with the local school personnel, tutors will work under the remote supervision of the Frontier College Program Manager.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Promote services in the community (via radio, Facebook, school)
  • Collaborate with school personnel to identify students who need support
  • Reach out to youth, in school and in the community
  • Establish trust and build relationships with students
  • Work closely with math teachers to offer individualized support in the classroom
  • Provide one-on-one, drop-in or targeted math tutoring sessions outside of class hours
  • Daily planning & delivering of tutoring sessions
  • Ensure a safe, positive and respectful environment when tutoring
  • Develop and adapt material to students’ needs and levels
  • Build literacy and comprehensions skills, where needed
  • Track and evaluate students’ progress and program impact
  • In collaboration with local agencies, assess interest and needs in terms of literacy programming in order to set up and deliver 1-2 weekly activities in the community at-large (i.e.: reading circle, homework club, family literacy night, math club, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with community members and parents
  • Submit weekly reports to Program Manager and maintain accurate records as required
  • Ensure adherence to all program directives and guidelines and perform other duties as assigned by Frontier College
Required Skills and Attributes
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Being bilingual (English/French) is an asset
  • Self-motivated, proactive and responsible
  • Demonstrated experience in working with teens or children
  • Comfortable with high school-level math curriculum
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Good organizational and time-management skills
  • Works well under pressure and can adapt to changing and unpredictable environments
  • Strong situational problem-solving and crisis management skills
  • Awareness of cultural differences and the broader societal realities of Inuit communities
  • Experience/interest in the fields of formal or informal education
  • Prior experience working with First Nation, Inuit or Métis individuals or communities is an asset
  • Prior experience living and working in isolated and/or cross-cultural community settings is an asset
Prior to the start of employment, successful candidates will be required to provide:
  1. Current Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen (Note: Frontier College will reimburse the cost of the PRC if a receipt and original copy is submitted)
  • Frontier College will cover and handle all roundtrip travel arrangements at the start and end of contract
  • All expenses relative to the training will be covered by Frontier College
  • Housing in Nunavik is provided
  • A monthly food stipend and communications allocation will be issued
Application Procedure
Please send your resume and cover letter via email to:
Frontier College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace.
For more information, visit the Frontier College website at
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