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  • Locations: Oberlin, United States
  • Program Terms: Winter Term
  • Restrictions: Oberlin applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
WT Program Focus: Academic Focus, Career Development/Internship, Community Engagement
Program Description:
Overview: The Ninde Program is seeking Winter Term tutors to work with Oberlin City School students in grades 7-12, in various subject areas and provide support in regard to the idea of going to college.  Tutors may also work with students in grades 11 and 12 to work through the college search, application, enrollment, and scholarship applications.  Desired qualifications include strong reading and english skills with strong math and science background a plus, tutor one-on-one or in small groups, ability to set and keep appointments, and understanding of the challenges of first generation college students. 

Program Description: The Ninde Scholars Program serves 7th–12th grade students in the Oberlin City School District.  The program works with students who have a high financial need, and/or may be the first in their families to attend college. The role of the tutor is to provide academic support in classes that may challenge students, discuss college going and college preparation, reinforce student success, and mentor students through career exploration.  In addition to tutoring, Winter Term opportunity also includes an exploration in college access programs and scholarships opportunities that support Oberlin High School students.  Winter Term Tutors will also complete projects to support the Ninde Scholars program.  Tutors may be provided some meals as a part of the program.

Program Responsibilities:
  • Tutoring students during the school day and after school
  • Proactively contact scholars in order to set up appointments
  • Attend tutor training sessions regarding college access and scheduled Winter Term Tutor meetings
  • Attend and participate in middle school and high school college access workshops
  • Complete projects to support College Access work done by the Ninde Program
  • Gather feedback and report on success and/or areas of suggested improvement
  • Build strong relationships with scholars, program tutors and program facilitators
  • Report information (tutor log, surveys, feedback) as requested by program facilitators
  • Participate in reflection sessions during Winter Term 
Time/Days/Hours: The Ninde Scholar Winter Term schedule is flexible in terms of scheduled hours.  A full Winter Term position includes serving 5-6 hours per each weekday (90-108 hours) between January 3 and January 28, 2020. 

Application Process: Please direct resume and cover letter to Susan Pavlus, Director of Education Outreach Programs,  Application deadline is November 5, 2019.  In addition, provide typed answers to the following questions:
  • Why are you interested in serving as a Ninde Scholars Program Winter Term tutor?
  • Please describe a relationship in which you have tutored, mentored, or acted as a role model for someone younger than yourself. 
  • Strong writing, reading and organization skills, with an ability to follow through with commitments
  • Strong Math and Science background a plus
  • Interest in working with students in grades 7-12, from various backgrounds and ability levels
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model for Ninde Scholars and Oberlin High School students
  • Ability to work on a College Access project on own and in conjunction with the Ninde Scholars Program team
By completing and submitting this application, you are approving the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards and the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to release any  records from the Student Conduct Process, Sexual Misconduct Process, and Honor System on a continuing basis during the terms of your employment. These records will only be released to the selection committee of the Bonner Center. Any specific questions about this process can be directed to Thom Julian, Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, at

Number of students: 4

Dates: January 3 - January 28, 2020

There is no fee for this project

Project Sponsor
Susan Pavlus (

Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.