2018 - 2019 Lower School Academic Resource Center Teacher (Part-Time)

Francis Parker School - San Diego, CA4.2


About Francis Parker School:

Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1250 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world”.

Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.

Job Description:

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) teacher works with Lower School students in grades Three through Five as an after-school program, supporting learning strategies, organization and study skills. The ARC teacher guides the planning process, reviews material, re-teaches curriculum, and creates study plans and study guides before tests, working closely with the classroom teachers. This position reports to the Director of Student Academic Support and works under the guidance of the ARC Lower School Lead Teacher.

Students meet in the ARC from 3:00-4:15 PM Monday through Thursday. This is an hourly position and the teacher’s hours are 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Monday – Thursday, allowing for time to meet with classroom teachers and prepare for the students. The ARC teacher also attends ARC staff meetings.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work individually and in small groups with students supporting their learning and curricular needs
  • Have a strong knowledge of Lower School Math and be able to work effectively with student support
  • Maintain records of student progress
  • Be familiar with the classroom teachers’ curriculum, assignments
  • Maintain regular communication with the classroom teachers and parents regarding student progress in the ARC
  • Write report card comments at the end of each semester
  • Attend ARC staff meetings and professional development meetings, as appropriate
  • Maintain a professional and collaborative relationship with ARC teachers, classroom teachers, and other support staff


  • A degree (B.A., B.S., or higher) plus a minimum of three years teaching/tutoring experience at the elementary or middle school level
  • A passionate commitment and desire to work with all types of learners
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written)
  • Being a positive and contributing member of the professional community
  • Proficiency in the use of technology
  • Desire to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • A strong and sincere commitment to professional development in both pedagogy and content area

Salary and Benefits:

This is a Part-Time position (Monday – Thursday; 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.) and is not eligible for benefits.


Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Application Process:

A cover letter, resume, transcripts and application should be submitted electronically to:


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Job Type: Part-time