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At least two days out of a Monday through Thursday (3:00-7:00 pm) schedule and some Saturday mornings during the academic year (September through June).

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Social Studies Academic Coach

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Buffalo Prep’s mission is to provide access and preparation for talented underrepresented youth to achieve success in college preparatory high schools and higher education. We’re not a school, but rather, a dedicated organization that works with private, public, and charter high schools to help underrepresented youth take advantage of a first-rate college-preparatory education. Since our founding in 1989, Buffalo Prep has been helping to close the achievement gap for Western New York kids who are bright, talented, but economically challenged. We nurture the dreamer, the leader, the activist, and the scholar in every student, while strengthening the diversity of our partner schools.


We are currently seeking to add a Part Time College Prep Social Studies Academic Coach to our team. The College Prep Academic Coach provides individual and small group tutoring to high school students at Buffalo Prep’s afterschool tutorial center, which is located on the University of Buffalo’s South Campus.


Essential Functions

  • Monitor student performance or assist students in academic environments.
  • Review class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.
  • Provide feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in students.
  • Maintain records of students' progress, feedback, or school performance, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
  • Communicate students' progress in written progress reports.
  • Assess students' progress throughout tutoring sessions.
  • Teach students study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.
  • Ability to work at least two days out of a Monday through Thursday (3:00-7:00 pm) schedule and some Saturday mornings during the academic year (September through June).

·       Perform all other duties as assigned by management.


Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in history, social studies education, or a related field (a master’s degree is preferred).
  • Advanced knowledge of social studies.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must understand the culture and mission of Buffalo Prep.
  • Must be self-motivated, great worth ethic and determined to change lives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

·       Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to work with and engage high school students 


 To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to David Johnson, Senior Director of College Prep ( by Friday, September 30.