Writing Tutor

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Job location: Pasadena, CA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2018-10-18
Req: R0002300
Job Description:


The Writing Tutor will provide individual and small group tutoring, in-person and online. This position requires working with students to identify and clarify learning problems in the area of writing.  In addition, the Writing Tutor will utilize the Learning Center email to schedule and confirm online tutoring appointments and respond to frequent questions by students regarding the Learning Center and its resources. Periodically, the Writing Tutor may host program specific writing workshops on select topics, create and manage the training resources. This position requires the ideal candidate to maintain student confidentiality and contribute to a friendly and productive learning environment.  This position is suitable for early-career tutors.

This is a Part-Time position, up to 20 hours per week, located in Pasadena, California and reports to the Learning Assistance Specialist.


  • Work with a diverse non-traditional student population to provide individual and small group tutoring in person and online.
  • Meet with students on campus to review their assignments
  • Connect with online or at-distance students through phone, email, or GoToMeeting to provide online tutoring
  • Utilize technical tools to for learning and maintain the Learning Center daily function
  • Work cooperatively with staff and students
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Maintain data and records


  • Previous experience tutoring students with various learning needs and challenges
  • Knowledge of the writing structures in English and composition
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact in a patient and friendly manner with students from different cultural backgrounds, at all levels of language proficiency, and with various learning styles
  • Knowledge of and use of computers including emerging technologies as learning tools
  • Ability to speak in front of large groups and facilitate workshops
  • Ability to tutor remotely via phone, email, and/or GoToMeeting
  • Exposure to the process of learning another language
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • English or Education majors preferred
  • Previous experience tutoring others for writing required
  • Prior experience working with English Language Learners
  • APA Style knowledge required
  • Must be available weekday, evening and weekend hours

Pacific Oaks offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of diversity and social justice. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical, vision, and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, 403b with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition discount, and other perks.

Pacific Oaks is an affiliate of TCS Education System. To apply for this position or others, visit our Careers’ Page at: www.pacificoaks.edu

Pacific Oaks participates in E-Verify and verifies identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Pacific Oaks offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 12/21/2018
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