Science Tutor

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POSITION:  Science Tutor, 40 hours per week during the academic year. (.646 FTE)

SALARY:  Grade 10, Classified Staff Salary Schedule.

DEPARTMENT:  Academic Support Center/Student Support Services

ACCOUNTABLE TO:  Director of Student Support Services

SUMMARY OF WORK:  This position is responsible for tutoring students in science courses.


Nature of Work:  This position performs duties which require attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness.  Position works mainly in the Academic Support Center and classrooms.  Position must adhere to standards of confidentiality of information and documentation.  May be required to assist students in chemistry and biology labs where contact with hazardous chemicals may be encountered and OSHA health and safety regulations must be followed. 

Personal Contacts:  Daily contact with College students, including those students who are under-prepared, learning disabled, physically disabled, or who are reluctant to seek the services they need.  Position must coordinate schedules with students and faculty each semester, and maintain a working relationship with faculty, staff and administration.

Supervision Received:  Receives supervision as stated in yearly contractual agreement and arranges daily work responsibilities accordingly.  Receives additional instructions from supervisor through memos, e-mail, and monthly Student Services meetings.

Supervision Exercised:  No direct supervision.

Essential Functions:  This position requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing, read written material, adhere to written policies and procedures, prioritize daily work responsibilities, coordinate schedules, tutor students, attend meetings, maintain records and prepare and produce reports.  Position must be physically able to reach with hands and arms, perform finger and hand dexterity, use visual acuity, and be mobile.


--Responsible for tutoring Science classes one-on-one or in group settings.

--Maintain accurate account of students and hours tutored.

--Assists with orientation and registration activities at the beginning of each semester.

--Makes tutoring decisions such as deciding which skills the students need to review, deciding on the methods to use to assist students to understand the assigned materials for their classes, and advising students in choosing future classes.

--Assists students with Science problems on a daily basis.

--May assist students in chemistry and biology labs where hazardous chemicals may be present.

--Performs other duties as required.


Knowledge:  This position requires a thorough knowledge of Science resources, tutoring techniques, learning style preferences and techniques, and study skill techniques.

Skills:  This position requires skills in the use of computers, copiers and calculators.

Abilities:  This position requires the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; follow verbal and written instructions; assist students with problems in course work; demonstrate patience and understanding; offer encouragement; contribute to the student’s success; select the appropriate tutoring technique based on each student; establish effective working relationships with fellow staff members, students, supervisor, and the general public.


The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

--A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Related field

--One year experience working with academically disadvantaged adults


Evaluation of this position will be based primarily upon performance of the preceding requirements and duties.  Examples of job performance criteria include, but are not limited to, the following:

--Observes work hours.

--Demonstrates punctuality.

--Performs assigned duties.

--Maintains accurate and timely records.

--Prepares and submits accurate and timely reports.

--Deals tactfully and courteously with college students and the general public.

--Adheres to standards of confidentiality of information and documentation.

--Works well with College students, co-workers, and faculty members.

--Demonstrates dependability in completing work in a timely manner.

--Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with fellow staff members, students, supervisor and general public.

If interested in applying, please submit the following to the Human Resource Office:

  • Letter of interest (Cover letter)
  • Resume
  • DCC Employment Application
  • Credential Verification Authorization Statement
  • EEO Form
  • Unofficial transcripts

Dawson Community College must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  If hired, you will be required to provide documents to show your identity and authorization to work.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Pursuant to title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Vietnam era and Disabled Veterans Act, as amended, and the Montana State Human Rights Act - Dawson Community College has a policy of  nondiscrimination in employment practices and in admissions, access to and conduct of educational programs and activities.  Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or marital status.  Any student, employee, applicant for admission or employment may file a discrimination grievance.  Inquiries or grievances should be directed to the Human Resources/EEO Director in Room 105A, phone (406)377-9412.

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