Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 2949811 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: October 20, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Homebound Tutoring

•Tutors will contact the parents/guardians of his/her student and arrange a mutually convenient time to carry out home tutoring
•A responsible adult must be present in the home when the tutoring is done.
•An initial contact with the student’s regular classroom teacher for information regarding curriculum, books and materials should be made. If no teacher is available, the appropriate department head should be contacted.
•Tutors should maintain weekly contact with the student’s classroom teacher(s) to insure continuity in efforts. This is important since the classroom teacher is most knowledgeable of the work, which must be covered in order for a student to receive the proper course credit.
•The “Weekly Home Tutoring Report”), is completed by the tutor and submitted to the Principal and/or designee by Friday of each week.
•Tutors are responsible for returning books to the schools from which they were borrowed.
•Homebound Tutoring Program Time sheet must be submitted to the Principal every two (2) weeks or the end of the tutorial service. (No payment will be made without a time sheet.)
•If any problems are encountered such as poor student response, no cooperation on the part of the parents, or inability to make appropriate contacts with the child’s regular teacher, the principal/headmaster or designee should be contacted immediately.

Policy on Grades:
The student’s classroom teacher and tutor will determine grades. The principal of the school will make the decision when there is a question concerning the grade to be submitted for the report card. The classroom teacher and tutor will determine grades based on the material covered, completion of assignments, student effort and test scores. Tutors will administer tests as determined by the general classroom teacher. Tutors will utilize the teacher tests if the classroom teacher so requests.

•Massachusetts D.E.S.E License in appropriate subject area;
•Bachelor’s degree;
•Experience teaching or knowledge of the specific subject area; and
•Experience teaching or working with students.
•Basic computer literacy

Position Reports to: School Principal

Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools. Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Elizabeth Doncaster
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600