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Tutoring Internships

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Are you a high school student looking to intern as a tutor for elementary school age kids with Inspire Behavioral Learning? We are looking for outgoing, creative, responsible, dependable, constant learners to intern with us! Paid summer internships are available to students participating in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Exploring College, Career and Community Options (ECCCO) program. Unpaid internships year-round or seasonally are also available for students in any East Bay high schools - a great opportunity to gain experience!

Open Positions: there are no current open positions, but check back for Summer 2024!

Multiple Subjects Tutor

Do you love working with children? Do you excel in academics? Would you like to make English and math fun for elementary school kids? Do you aspire to become an educator? 


At Inspire Behavioral Learning, LLC, we are looking for teen tutors in grades 11-12. Interns tutor kids in grades K-6 (and rising Kindergarteners) in Oakland, Berkeley, and neighboring cities within a 30 mile radius in the East Bay. 

Our ideal tutors are outgoing, friendly, dynamic, creative, fun, energetic, and dependable education lovers who are eager to inspire and gain experience with elementary school kids. The #1 preferred quality is eagerness and openness to learn and develop your skill set. Teens interested in education are encouraged to apply!


  • Training: 5 days at flexible times before you tutor students independently; ongoing weekly training.

  • Tutoring: Flexible, based on families' and the intern's availability. Inspire Behavioral Learning's operating hours are Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-7:30 PM and Sat 9:00 AM-6:30 PM.​




  • Provide one-on-one and small group tutoring in multiple subjects for children in grades Pre-K to 6 (ages 4-12)

  • Assist students in mastering measurable goals in English as a Second Language (ESL), Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

  • Tutor in ELA applied to multiple subjects, such as informational text in science and social studies

  • Supervise and facilitate enrichment, extracurricular, and recreational activities, such as art and physical play integrated with learning and on earned breaks

  • Provide executive function coaching (teaching children self-regulation, organization, time-management, etc.)

  • Help children complete work with increasing independence

  • Implement skill acquisition and behavior management strategies based on principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), including prompting, prompt fading, and positive reinforcement based on student preferences and choices

  • Facilitate emergent curriculum and child-centered/student-centered, naturalistic, incidental, and play-based teaching and learning opportunities

  • Create both structured and naturalistic learning opportunities

  • Engage children with a fun teaching style and high energy, creativity, adaptability, spontaneity, dynamism, and positivity

  • Communicate student progress with children’s parents/guardians during sessions

  • Record accurate, objective data in real time during sessions

  • Travel to childrens' homes, their local libraries, schools, or parks in the East Bay for tutoring in person with a parent/guardian or other supervising adult present on premises during tutoring sessions

  • Tutor students online as needed

  • Punctually and reliably attend scheduled hours

  • Actively participate in intern training and apply all training to tutoring duties

  • Keep work materials neat, organized, and in good working condition

  • Follow all health and safety requirements​

  • Proactively communicate tutoring questions and concerns with your Inspire Behavioral Learning supervisor

  • Follow directions and implement feedback from your Inspire Behavioral Learning supervisor

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Represent Inspire Behavioral Learning in a positive manner with children, parents/guardians, and staff






  • Current enrollment in grade 11-12 (high school junior or senior)

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA and in good academic standing



  • No previous experience necessary




  • Academic subject-matter competence in elementary school level English language arts and mathematics

  • Desire to help the whole child learn and grow in enjoyable ways

  • Kind, caring, patient and positive teaching style for learners of all skill levels, including learners with disabilities

  • Ability to engage kids with a creative, fun, playful, energetic, adaptable, spontaneous, dynamic teaching style

  • Eagerness and openness to learn and expand your skill set

  • Ability to break concepts down into simple and easy steps

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Punctuality and reliable attendance

  • Enthusiastic about making education relevant to children's lives


Other Requirements:


  • Reliable transportation to children's varied locations throughout Oakland, CA and cities within a 30 mile radius

  • Access to a reliable internet connection for remote tutoring

  • Pass a DOJ and FBI LiveScan background check after accepting an offer to intern




  • 1 year experience tutoring grades K-6 (does not need to be formal volunteer work, internships or employment)


For students interning through OUSD's ECCCO program, a stipend is available upon completion of a Demonstration of Mastery Project and the below hours in a summer internship experience:

  • 100 hours - eligible for a stipend of $1,000.00

  • 50 hours - eligible for a stipend of $500.00

  • 25 hours - eligible for a stipend of $250.00


  • Have fun tutoring kids in subjects you love!

  • Supportive and friendly environment with coaching and mentorship

  • Intern experience to enhance college applications and build a resume

  • Successful interns may be invited to return to intern beyond summer

  • Successful interns may be invited to apply for employment upon receiving a high school diploma and turning 18 (Inspire's tutor employee position is $19-29/hr DOE)

  • Become part of a company that truly cares about the happiness and success of all interns, employees, and students!


LOCATIONS: hybrid option for in person and remote or all in person; Oakland, Berkeley, and East Bay cities within a 30 mi. radius


CLASSIFICATION: Internship, seasonal.

Ready to get started? We look forward to connecting with you!

Apply to Intern as a Tutor:



Phone: 510-296-5519

Fax: 510-296-5780


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Sat    9:00 AM-6:30 PM

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