OPRF recruits a math tutor

Student demand results in creating a part-time position

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By Terry Dean

Staff reporter

Oak Park and River Forest High School is looking to hire a part-time math tutor for its tutoring program, due to the high demand from students for instructors in that subject.

The high school has posted the job notice and duties and they are current receiving resumes, said Karin Sullivan, school spokesperson.

Principal Nathaniel Rouse said it was the students who asked for more tutoring help in math. The tutoring center is open during lunch periods, as well as before and after school. But Rouse says there just isn't enough staff to cover math, which has a lot of students clamoring for help. The math tutor will be a part-time position. The salary for the position is still to be determined and approved by the District 200 school board. D200 members and the administration discussed the position at a regular board meeting last month. 

The board gave the go-ahead for the position to be posted but asked for details about the salary and benefits to be brought forward before the position is filled.  

OPRF's Student Council was among those who brought the issue to the administration's attention, Rouse noted. 

CONTACT: tdean@wjinc.com

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About time  

Posted: February 14th, 2014 6:15 PM

Want to know the real reason for the achievement gap at the high school? Check out how many white students have tutors. At least this is a step in the right direction (assuming that we obviously won't ask the teachers to actually effectively teach a subject, particularly true of the math department).

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