Tutor

TITLE:   Tutor (Math, Science, Music – 2 or 3 of disciplines)
DIVISION:   Academic and Student Affairs
DEPARTMENT:  Student Affairs
STATUS: 1 –Full-Time/Classified, 9 Month Position or 2 Part-Time/Classified, 9 Month Positions
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:   Library Director
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None

JOB SUMMARY:

Nature of Work:  This position performs duties that require attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness.  Position works mainly in the Academic Support Center.  Position must adhere to standards of confidentiality of information and documentation. 

Personal Contacts:  Daily contact with college students, faculty, and staff through face-to-face, telephone, e-mail and meetings.  Position must coordinate schedules with students and faculty each semester.

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 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, assist with orientation procedures and placement testing, maintain records, and decide what techniques and textbooks to use in tutoring students.  Position must be physically able to reach with hands and arms, perform finger and hand dexterity, use visual acuity, and be mobile.

AREAS OF JOB ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE:

  • Tutors subject related classes offered at the college. 
  • Tutors multiple disciplines.
  • Serves high-risk students.
  • Assists with Orientation and Placement Testing.
  • Maintains an accurate account of students and hours tutored.
  • Assists with orientation and registration activities at the beginning of each semester, specifically placement testing. 
  • Makes tutoring decisions such as deciding which skills the student needs to review, deciding what methods to use to assist students to understand the assigned materials for their classes.
  • Assists students with problems on a daily basis.
  • Attends professional development meetings, Student Services meetings, and subject department meetings.
  • Assist Library Director in coordinating peer tutoring program.
  • Serves Institutional Effectiveness System.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge:  This position requires a thorough knowledge of the subject matter, subject resources, tutoring techniques, learning style preferences and techniques, study skills techniques, and methods of dealing with subject anxiety.

Skills:  This position requires skills in the use of:  a computer, copiers, and calculators; and strong interpersonal communication skills.

Abilities:  This position requires the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, in person and via SKYPE/WebEx (for example), on telephone, follow verbal and written instructions, assist students with subject problems, demonstrate patience and understanding, offer encouragement, select the appropriate tutoring technique appropriate to each student, establish effective working relationships with fellow staff members, students, supervisor, and the general public.

JOB PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

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.
  • Conducts student evaluations for tutoring services.
  • Demonstrates dependability in completing work in a timely manner.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with fellow staff members, students, supervisor, and the general public.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree with appropriate coursework in the subject discipline.
  • Two years experience working with academically challenged college students.

 

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