Newington Public Schools

Newington , CT

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A Learning Tutor, under the direction of a certified staff member, implements tiered intervention programs for individual and small groups of students who have academic concerns under a Scientifically Research Based Intervention (SRBI) model.  The interventionist will implement lesson plans developed by the teacher. Learning Tutors are used in classes from Preschool to Grade 12.




The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position.


Maintain confidentiality of students.

  • Drills to reinforce skills that teacher has taught.
  • Assists students with work completion.
  • Communicates with teacher student progress and issues. 
  • Carries out classroom activities as directed by the teacher.
  • Assists in the administration of student assessments as directed by the certified teacher.   
  • Supports the implementation of teacher planned lessons, both individually and in small groups.
  • Supports the implementation of student behavioral plans (both in the classroom). 
  • Supervises students in the classroom. 
  • Covers classrooms in absence of the teacher. 
  • Carries out student routines as directed. 
  • Enforces classroom, school and community rules and expectations as directed by the special education teacher. 



May perform additional tasks and duties as requested. 




  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • General knowledge of intervention practices.
  • Ability to independently, effectively deal with student behaviors.   
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Ability to develop and follow schedules. 
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Effective interpersonal skills with staff, students, supervisors and the general public.  





(The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, lift, squat, stretch, kneel, push and pull.
  • Ability to assist in physical management and personal hygiene of students.
  • Ability to stand for extended period of time. 
  • Ability to hear normal sounds with some background noise and to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruption.
  • Ability to attend to task/function for more than 60 minutes at a time.
  • Ability to remember multiple task/assignments given to self and others over long periods of time.



  • Bachelor’s Degree and valid Connecticut Teaching Certification. 



Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility. 



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