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  • Learning Coach

    Position Details

    Learning Coach Job Description

    (Not all inclusive or static,
    and not listed in a specific order)

     

     

    GradePower Learning isn’t a “ho-hum” learning center. Rather, we provide “aha!” moments. Our unique approach to supplemental learning is the only concept of its kind that develops both a student’s cognitive foundation and academic skills. This is not your typical academic setting. Our centers take active learning to a new level. We offer a lively, stimulating environment in which students and educators look forward to participating. It’s not a library. It’s not a classroom. GradePower is abuzz with energy from students that get energized every time their “light bulb” turns on. We’re looking for people with a passion for educating and an intellectual curiosity for innovative approaches to learning. We’re opening the first two centers in the state of Alabama on Hwy 280 (spring) and Pelham (summer).

     

    Position:                                Learning Coach

    Location:                               Birmingham (Hwy 280 – Greystone/Inverness)

    Number of positions:          1

    Status:                                   Part-time (up to 4-20 hrs/wk, depending on enrollment)

     

    The Learning Coach is a great opportunity for an aspiring teacher to acquire in-depth insight into cognitive development and teach it in the context of traditional education. The potential career path for this position includes promotion to Lead Learning Coach, Education Coordinator, Center Director and opportunities for operating partnership.

     

    Primary responsibilities include:

    • Creating and maintaining an exciting atmosphere for students and parents
    • Administering lesson planners for 90-120 minute sessions in at least one of the following subjects:
    • Math
    • Algebra
    • English/ Writing
    • Reading comprehension
    • Geometry
    • Trigonometry
    • Standardized testing
    • Quality assurance (accurate lesson planners and GP coaching methodology)
    • Preparation of parent conference reports

     

    Prerequisites:

    Education - The candidate should have or be close to completion of a bachelor degree from an accredited university. Candidate should be able to demonstrate strong aptitude for at least one of the curricula listed in under “Primary Responsibilities.”

     

    Certifications – None required. Because our curriculum is proprietary and the only type of its kind in North America, we do not require a teaching certificate or license.

     

    Transportation - The candidate should have adequate transportation that allows him/her to consistently arrive to the center on time.

     

    Intrinsic motivation - Candidate should be genuinely  motivated to work with children, comfortable teaching students of varying ages in a range of subject areas, able to build rapport with students and parents, and receptive to new educational methods.

Upcoming Events

For parents of children in grades 1-8:

Enroll in the new GradePower Learning Stay Ahead program before Dec. 24 and save $95 per month! 

Think of Stay Ahead as an "academic fitness club" that includes a personal trainer. 

With Stay Ahead, your child receives: 

  • Two-hour per week of individualized learning specifically designed to accelerate the learning process
  • School-night study hall with as much as 50 hours of on-demand tutoring and academic support!
     

According to ABC News, while 90% of parents think their child is at or above grade level, less than 35% of kids actually are. Don't leave your child's potential to chance. Call us today to get ahead and STAY AHEAD!

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November 1, 2016

For Immediate Release

 

Contact: Emily Womack (205) 980-5745

                     Bobby Rush (601) 720-9936

GradePower Learning selected to present at
annual ACT State Conference

 

Birmingham, AL – The American Collegiate Testing (ACT) organization of Iowa City, IA, has selected GradePower Learning to present to the more than 1,200 teachers and administrators from across Alabama who will attend the ACT State Organization Annual Conference. The conference will be hosted by the Embassy Suites in Montgomery, AL on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

 

Recent data proves that student achievement in Alabama, as measured by the ACT, remains near the bottom of national rankings and is not improving. Further, less than 34% of kids in grades 3-12 are performing at or above their current grade level in math and reading. Paradoxically, nearly all parents surveyed (90%) believe their kids are performing at or above grade level.

 

“Clearly a disconnect exists between the information families are receiving during the school year and their child’s actual aptitude,” said Tony Mauro, executive director of GradePower Learning. “ACT provides families and schools with vital information that gives an objective perspective. Our presentation will help teachers use this information to create meaningful action in the classroom and guidance for their parents.”

 

The subject of GradePower’s presentation is, “How to create an ‘ACT IEP’ (individualized education plan).” Teachers and administrators will learn:

  1. Which factors drive better ACT performance
  2. The components of an “ACT IEP”
  3. When to begin implementing the IEP
  4. How to engage students and their parents in the “ACT IEP” process

 

GradePower Learning is the only learning center selected to present at this year’s conference. It is the only learning center to have participated in the conference as an attendee since opening its Birmingham and Pelham locations in 2013. Mr. Mauro will be co-presenting with Dr. Kathleen Brown, director of GradePower Learning of Pelham. Dr. Brown is a retired faculty member of UAB.

 

GradePower Learning is the only learning center that successfully integrates cognitive and academic skill development for children age three to grade 12. Its mission is, “To help students achieve their highest potential through development of active minds.” 

 

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Learning, the way it should be

 

Parents: Are you in the 90%? If so, read why you don't want to be.

Two pieces of news recently broke about the flagging state of education in Alabama and nationwide:

1. ABC News Report: While 90% of parents think their child is at or above grade level, less than 35% of kids actually are. (Becky Worley)

2. AL.com: Alabama ACT scores remain unchanged, ranking in the bottom five states in the U.S.; college and career readiness in Alabama is less than 32%. (Kyle Whitmire)

Make sure you're not in the "Naive 90%" 

Obviously, schools are inflating report cards and giving parents like you a false sense of security.  We want to help you empower youself. Contact us  today to get the truth. Schedule your child's Dynamic Learning Assessment for only $150! That's $100 off (regularly $250)! You'll get an accurate picture of your child's grade level standing, and you'll ensure that your son or daughter demonstrates college and career readiness. Plus, you'll receive detailed cognitive information on your child's learning style, instincts, strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies. 

What's New at Birmingham

Stay Ahead Membership

(Grades 3-12)

WITH STAY AHEAD, YOUR CHILD RECEIVES:

Two-hour per week individualized cognitive learning plan

Cognitive learning is natural to your child. Instead of relying on cramming and rote learning habits that have been proven to not work, cognitive learning helps your child use logic to build on previously learned concepts. Through practicing how to apply cognitive learning to academic content , your child will soon realize that there’s no better fuel for motivation and confidence than competence.

GradePower Study Hall - Over 50 hours of available monthly academic support!
In GradePower study hall, your child will receive supervised support from degreed professionals to master their daily school work using the GradePower strategies they’re developing in their individualized learning plan.

  • Your child is welcome to join study hall any time after school on any day to receive academic school support.

  • Math, science, history. You name it, we’ll help! Stay for as little-or as long-as needed.

Education, the way it should be

Research has proven that “tutoring” alone simply does not sustain success. Tutoring reinforces bad learning habits; passive mindedness, short-term memorization, and dependency on others for average results. Consequently, kids who are only tutored remain perpetually behind or, at best, achieve minimum expectations. It’s the most of what you’ll get from any other “tutoring box” or moonlighting teacher. It’s the least of what’s available at GradePower!

Multiple payment options and no cotracts make GradePower an affordable and worthwhile investment for all families. Check out our many endorsements on our website and Google!