VCE SCIENCE TUTOR

VCE is an important milestone for students across Victoria. It represents the culmination of 13 years of schooling and the key to opening the door to one’s dream career. Our VCE program is designed to support high school students across Victoria in realising their full potential, especially those who, for reasons that are largely outside of their control, are finding it difficult to achieve their personal goals. Unlike many traditional VCE programs, which charge exorbitant fees that serve only to widen the gap of disadvantage, our VCE program, delivered by extraordinary high school graduates out of their own generosity of spirit, operates on a pay-what-you-can model, with all profits going to a designated cause committed to advancing a specific SDG at the end of the year.

Number of spots available 

15 spots total - 5 spots per subject (each of Biology, Physics and Chemistry)

Position purpose

The purpose of VCE Science Tutors is to work closely with VCE Science Leads to both create and deliver high quality content to students under Teaching For Impact. Notably, we are seeking VCE Science Tutors who have an extensive knowledge in Biology, Physics and Chemistry, and who are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of students through education. 

Role and place within the organisation

The VCE Science Tutor will be under the direct supervision of the VCE Science Leads, and will play a key role in the overall Operations Division of the organisation. They will be responsible for creating content that is in line with the appropriate curriculum/study design, and which will be used across the VCE Science Program. The VCE Science Tutor will also directly teach students the appropriate content in an engaging and inspiring manner

 

Position duties and responsibilities

  • Create and deliver content for the VCE Science Program 

  • Directly deliver content material to students

  • Communicate regularly with the VCE Science Leads to ensure timely progress of projects

  • Identify issues within the program and either address or escalate as appropriate 

  • Attend all VCE Science team meetings and VCE program team meetings as required 

  • Inspire students through engaging and impactful delivery of contents

  • Communicate with parents as and when needed  

  • Serve as a good ambassador for Teaching For Impact both online and in the community 

  • Help to achieve the VCE Science program’s long-term goals

 

Desirable attributes

  • Knowledgeable about VCE Science; either in Biology, Physics, and/or Chemistry (a study score of at least 45 in your chosen subject is desirable)

  • Ability to lead a class, deliver lectures and supervise drop-in sessions

  • Ability to independently create content including notes and revision lecture slides

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

  • Experience working in a team and ability to work respectfully within a team environment

  • Genuine passion and interest in education 

  • Reliable and committed to the role 

  • Willingness to put in extra effort when required

  • Have a valid Working With Children Check, or be willing to obtain one as required

 

What you get out of it

  • Opportunity to pioneer an innovative Science Program to facilitate meaningful change for high school students across Victoria, especially those from a disadvantaged background

  • Experience teaching and leading a class

  • Development of verbal and written communication skills 

  • Opportunity to be part of a growing youth-led, not-for-profit organisation

  • Formal recognition of your contribution at the end of your tenure and opportunity to acquire strong references for future job and volunteer applications

 

Application steps

  • All interested applicants are to submit a Google Form application by 11.59 PM, Friday, 02 April 2021. 

  • Interviews will be held for suitable candidates from 29 March 2021 to 4 April 2021

  • Suitable candidates are to attend the interview at the specified date and time

    • Interviewee will be assessed on core qualities including leadership commitment, passion, organisational skills and time management. 

    • Failure to attend the interview will result in an unsuccessful application.