Our fundamental belief at Freudigman & Billings is that children learn best in the context of supportive relationships. We are committed to helping students better understand how they learn and how they can take ownership of that learning. Our team provides educational solutions for adolescents and children through individual assessment, personally tailored learning programs, and one-on-one coaching.
Educational Therapy provides individualized instruction for children and adolescents experiencing learning challenges. While a subject tutor focuses on teaching specific academic subject matter, Educational Therapists apply specialized training in learning differences and disabilities to address more systemic issues affecting an individual student's academic performance.
Our Educational Therapy process is a unique and highly efficacious tutoring model in which students acquire the skill sets, self-knowledge, and resiliency they need to overcome future challenges and successfully launch themselves into their chosen career. We utilize the student's own daily schoolwork to remediate academic concerns related to psychological/motivational barriers, ADHD, executive functioning concerns, reading and language disabilities, math-related deficits, and auditory and visual processing weaknesses. Because every student has different concerns, sessions may range from skill-based remediation to social and behavioral supports. We form supportive relationships and communicate-not just with the student but also with all the people in the community involved in their educational development.
The ideal candidate possesses an inherent curiosity about the process of developing individualized educational plans while remaining flexible. An Educational Therapist is coachable and open to criticism, acknowledging that Educational Therapy is a practice, not a job. The ability to coach and mentor to improve a student's self esteem and emotional health is as, if not more, important as strength with content provision. That said, applicants must be confident navigating math and science curriculum at the high school level. Impeccable organizational skills, the ability to think critically, and appropriate professional judgment are necessary qualities to excel in this position.
Please send a resume and cover letter for consideration. We are growing and hiring for full and part time positions for immediate openings.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work alongside colleagues and attend client-specific case review meetings in order to generate and execute specific plans for each student
Evaluate students to determine their educational and psychological profiles, remediating students with profile-specific interventions to improve their functioning both inside and outside of the classroom
Cultivate a trusting, honest, and respectful environment that promotes educational and emotional success
Collaborate with colleagues, such as a student's Subject Tutor or Test Prep Tutor, to ensure coordinated service provision
Assist the Director with the development of Educational Therapy curriculum and other special projects
Maintain confidentiality and security of client information
Charisma and confidence
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail, strong observation skills and precise reporting abilities
Ability to adapt and identify teachable moments
High emotional intelligence and empathy
Self-motivated and driven to help students succeed
Aptitude for building relationships with students and colleagues
Capable of instructing high school level subjects including Algebra I & II, Geometry, Chemistry, and Biology in order to teach study skills
Ability to thrive and be decisive in a fast-paced environment
Engagement with youth culture in order to connect with students as a mentor and not just an educator
Ability to pass a background check
Weekday availability between 12:30pm and 9pm, and Sunday availability from 11am to 7pm
Background in teaching or coaching in an educational setting
Prior tutoring experience
All work is performed in the office in Westport, CT
Our fundamental belief at Freudigman & Billings is that children learn best in the context of supportive relationships. Founded in 2004 by Dr. Kim Freudigman and Trey Billings, F&B embraces a student-centered process designed to respond to each student’s learning style, personality, and educational needs. Today, our team provides educational solutions for children and adolescents through individual assessment, personally tailored learning programs, and one-on-one coaching.