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Part-time Upward Bound Science Teacher Mentor (Paillion-LaVista)

AIM Institute locationPapillion, NE
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Job Type
Part-time Employee
Hourly Wage, $30.00
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Experience Level
Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
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Job Location
Papillion, NE, United States



Name: UB Science Teacher Mentor (Papillion-LaVista High)

Full/Part:  Part-time

Hours: < 20 hrs. Most tutors max at 5hrs/wk and average at 2-3 hrs/week 

Working Hours: If Teacher Mentor is hired from existing partner school staff, all hours performed for this position will be conducted outside of regular school working hours. Please note this position is an AIM Employee position and not a partner school paid position.   

Temp/Perm: Permanent 

 Position Purpose: 
The Science Teacher Mentor works directly with the students served by AIM Institute's Upward Bound program. Services include teaching or tutoring Science subject matter from 9th to 12th grade.

 Essential Job Functions:  

UB Teacher Mentors serve Low Income, First Generation high school students in AIM’s Upward Bound program. It is a requirement that all of the students in the program graduate with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Teacher Mentors work closely with students and their subject teachers to ensure they are successful on their journey through high school to college, tutoring them in  core subjects, as well as ensuring they are taking the correct steps toward graduation and their futures.

  • Every Monday, collect a list of students who have a D or lower in Science classes, or need help with a specific area in the English portion of the ACT.

  • Contact each student with a D or lower in Science, and set a tutoring appointment with them that same week.

  • Contact subject teachers, school counsellors, or parents as needed, in order to ensure that each student improves their grade.

  • Teach, tutor, and mentor students in Science to ensure their grade goes up.

  • Teach and tutor students in any Science portion of the ACT that students may need.

  • Once a month, meet with the UB Teacher Mentor team to discuss and come up with solutions to any low grades or any issues regarding tutoring attendance, achievement, etc.

  • Deliver courses geared towards generating excitement for learning, as well as developing concrete academic skills in participants.

  • Maintain attendance sign-in and ensure accurate record of student attendance in Lacai. Student signatures of services rendered prove time to be paid.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor's degree required in either subject matter or Education.

  • Teacher certification

  • High school teaching experience in the subject area.

  • Experience working with diverse backgrounds preferred.

  • Must have experience in teaching the core subject area.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:  

  • Be creative in coming up with individual solutions to the root causes of the performance problems.

  • Ability to understand that students will already be frustrated with their performance when they come for tutoring, so patience, kindness and fun in learning the material will be important.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written) skills.

  • Demonstrate the motivation to work with students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Possess discretion, sound judgment, and solid decision making skills.

  • Deliver engaging and age appropriate instruction that keep youth intellectually curious, interested and focused.

  • Be adaptable and flexible regarding scheduling to meet programming needs.


Physical Requirements /ADA Components:

ADA Related Requirements





Seeing and hearing:  Read documents, computer screen, answer phones, communicate in person.




Standing and walking




Climbing, stooping, and kneeling




Dexterity:  utilizing phone, typing, and writing.




Attributes of all AIM Employees

Self-awareness and self-disciplined

Can self-analyze and check oneself when needed. Constantly improving self professionally.


Believe in AIM and its mission, people and future. Positive about the potential and opportunities


Pursue the goals, priorities, and tasks assigned with confidence and decisiveness.

Difference Maker

The person others would want to be on their team because they can take risks, solve problems, build excitement or lean into any project in a drama free zone.

Team Player

Transparent communicator includes others in decisions or/and lets people know what is happening. Open to others and accepting of individual differences.

Tech Savvy

Mission focused, knows the industry, IT careers, or is a power user.


Excuse and Blame free. Approaches work "this is mine, I own it. I will make it happen." Does not speak from an uninformed or biased position, but from facts and knowledge.


Constantly improving one's area. Can self-analyze area of responsibility, identify defects, fix and move on. Identify, track, and solve problems.

NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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