EL & Bilingual Instructional Assistants

  •  Information Session For Potential New EL or Bilingual  Tutors (Instructional Assistants)



    October 3rd, November 7th, December 12th, or March 5th

    1:00 - 2:30 

    *The room opens to participants at 12:55 

    Main Conference Room


    2555 S. State


    All people interested in becoming an EL or bilingual tutor (Instructional Assistant) need to apply for the job here before attending the meeting. 



    Returning and potentially new EL tutors should also complete this form


    Professional Development Session #1 (Required before academic support may begin.)


    All new instructional assistants or those who have not worked for the district in this role for over 12 months must attend this session before beginning work during the 2019-2020 school year. 

    This 1.5 hours of professional development will be paid if you begin work as an instructional assistant in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. 



    PRE K - 12TH GRADE Academic Support

    Those interested in being EL instructional assistants should meet the minimum requirements: 

    * Bilingual EL IAs should be fluent in English and one other language. Bilingual EL IAs also often work with students from multiple language backgrounds. 

    * EL Instructional Assistants are not required to be bilingual. 

    * Have proof of having completed at least 60 college credit hours.  

    * Able and willing to support students with math, science, and social studies vocabulary, concepts, and homework. 

    * Available to participate in district-sponsored professional development. 

    * Willing to work with students from any language background if the need arises, not just their own. 



    * 90% of the tutors are bilingual. 

    * EL IAs jobs are part-time, hourly, and often temporary. 

    * EL IAs need to be available to work during the school day. 7:40 - 4:00

    * EL IAs do not plan or modify lessons for students. They support students in their classes with lessons and activities planned by the classroom or content area teachers. Details are provided at tutor professional development sessions prior to working. 

    * Once you have been approved by HRS to begin work, your name will be sent out to the schools. Schools call EL IAs based on students' needs and building EL programming. 

    * EL IAs are required to get fingerprinted, like all other school employees. The cost is about $70.