Academic Coach

The Academic Coach in the Center for Lifelong Learning leads one-on-one lessons that cater to the academic needs and goals of the student.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Works with students to help them understand key concepts, especially those learned in the classroom.
  • Assists students with homework, projects, test preparations, papers, research, and other academic tasks.
  • Provide students with positive and constructive feedback.
  • Adapts instruction to different learning styles and preferences.
  • Builds meaningful connections with students.
  • Offers feedback to teachers and parents when appropriate.  
  • Contacts teachers for guidance if necessary.
  • Keeps scheduling calendar up to date and monitors notifications for newly scheduled sessions.
  • Attends all scheduled tutoring sessions, arriving on time.
  • Keeps Director informed of any concerns.
  • Tracks sessions worked in timekeeping app.

The academic coach accepts without verbal or mental reservations the Educational Philosophy and Mission of Wheaton Academy as outlined in the Statement of Faith and is committed to upholding them. The Teacher shall follow a Christian lifestyle (as outlined in the Employee Lifestyle Statement) and shall maintain a Christian church affiliation whose fundamental beliefs are in alignment with the Statement of Faith of this school. The teacher affirms that, as part of the qualifications for this position, he/she is a "born again" Christian who knows the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior.

The ideal candidate will have an associate’s degree or equivalent from an accredited, four-year college. The individual should be a self-starter with a strong work ethic and enjoy a challenge. Working with a minimal amount of supervision, within general guidelines, is typical of the individual’s work. The ability to proactively solve programs, work effectively with variety of students, and handle confidential information appropriately are pre-requisites.  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.