Summer, Peer Mentor at the Writing Center, Tutor (2)

Saratoga Springs, NY
Feb 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number: 0001584

Job Title: Summer, Peer Mentor at the Writing Center, Tutor (2)

Department: Summer & SP - Academic

Position Status: Part-Time

Position Type: Summer

Months per Year: Other

Work Hours: Varies, approximately 20 hours/week

Start Date (For temporary positions only): 7/2/17

End Date (For temporary positions only): 8/3/17

Position band/level: Summer

Tenure Track Status:

Job Summary: Duties include acting as writing tutor and academic mentor for students enrolled in summer-term courses and programs. Tutors work with a diversity of student learners in the Skidmore College Writing Center on a walk-in and appointment basis. Tutors assist student writers at any stage in the writing process, from gathering ideas to revising to explaining grammatical issues. Tutors will also support the development of students' study skills, time management, problem-solving, assignment comprehension and overall adjustment to college-level academics. Candidates must be available starting Sunday, July 2 for training, outreach to students, and hosting Writing Center open houses in the evenings during the first week of Summer Session 2. In addition, tutors must be available to work from 6:00-10:00, Sundays through Thursdays from July 9 through August 3 (weeks 2-5 of Summer Session 2).
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Minimum Qualifications: Must be a Skidmore student or recent Skidmore graduate. To be eligible for this job, a student must have completed (no exceptions) English 303 Honors, which is offered each fall term. It is preferable, in addition, for the summer tutor to have worked as a Writing Center tutor in the spring term following successful completion of EN303H.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Pay Range: $11.80/hr

Posting Date: 02-23-2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result


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