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TUTOR EMPLOYMENT


Tutor Job Description/Qualifications 


A. Definition

Tutors work under the supervision of the Student Support Services program director and program staff. Tutors are responsible for tutoring students, researching and assisting with implementing ways to improve the program, and attending tutor meetings, program workshops, seminars, and training sessions. Peer (student) tutors are limited to a total of 20 hours per week.

 

B. Supervision

Tutors must follow oral and written instructions provided by the program director and staff.

C. Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  • Completion of at least one semester of college at Northeast State or other institution.
  • Minimum GPA – 3.0.
  • Grade of “A” or “B” in each course to be tutored.
  • Recommendation from at least two instructors.
  • Completion of initial training sessions (required for certification).
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

D. Essential Knowledge and Abilities

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with students and staff
  • Expertise in areas tutored

Advanced Tutor Job Description/Qualification 

A. Definition

Advanced tutors have earned at least an Associate degree and work under the supervision of the Student Support Services program director and program staff. Tutors are responsible for tutoring students, researching and assisting with implementing ways to improve the program, and attending tutor meetings, program workshops, seminars, and training sessions. Advanced tutors will be limited to 20 hours per week total for all contracts with Northeast State.

B. Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide tutorial assistance as assigned.
  • Assist students in the development of study skills necessary for successful completion of courses.
  • Maintain accurate and current documentation concerning student contact and progress. Maintain contact with staff and faculty as required.
  • Refer students to Student Support Services staff for information or assistance with issues such as academic advisement; juggling family, work and school; stress and time management; self-esteem and independence; and study skills, career exploration, and transfer assistance.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and demeanor at all times.
  • Conduct tutoring sessions in designated areas for scheduled time periods.
  • Keep all information confidential.
  • Initiate contact with appropriate faculty members at least once per semester.
  • Attend monthly tutor training sessions.
  • Provide assistance to staff members to research, implement, and maintain the tutoring component in order to improve the tutoring program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

C. Supervision

  • Tutors must follow oral and written instructions provided by the program director and staff.
  • All contracts with Northeast State require that advanced tutors are limited to a total of 20 hours per week.
  • Advanced tutors who teach for Northeast State will not be assigned to tutor students who are enrolled in their course section. 
     

D. Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  • Completion of Associate or Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution with a final GPA of at least 3.0 and grade of “A” or “B” in subjects to be tutored if applicable.
  • Acceptance as adjunct faculty at Northeast State or prior tutoring experience for Student Support Services with all documentation on file.
  • Completion of initial training sessions (required for certification).
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Completion of Level 1 Tutor Certification during an approved timeline established by the Tutor Coordinator.

E. Essential Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with students and staff.
  • Expertise in areas tutored

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